If your lawn makes its own food, then why does it need fertiliser?
Grasses make their own food through the process of photosynthesis.
There is a common misconception that the fertiliser is the food for your plant. We in the industry also commonly refer to feeding the grass or to fertiliser as lawn food. But in actual fact, grasses make their own food through the process of photosynthesis.
With carbon dioxide, water, chlorophyll and energy from the sun, the grass will produce glucose and release oxygen into the atmosphere. The purpose of the carbohydrates that grass produces is to build and maintain its structural components and to provide the necessary energy for plant growth.
Lawns release Oxygen into the atmosphere through the process of photosynthesis
The issue for our lawns is there is usually a lack of the required nutrients it needs in the soil. This is due to the fact that our grasses are not originally from the exact same soil conditions we experience in our yards. As a result, we need to supplement the existing nutrient levels. This allow us to achieve a balance of all the nutrients your lawn needs to stay in top shape.
Lawns cool themselves and their surroundings, reducing home cooling needs
When your lawn is looking a little worse for wear, is lacking in colour and looks as though it could do with a feed, Lawn fertiliser will provide your lawn with the nutrients it is lacking. This will help to feed the grass roots and promote growth.
Spring is a great time to fertilise your lawn, but more specifically later in spring. Your lawn will need to protect itself during the hottest periods of summer. So, if you fertilise before the heat of summer begins when the grass is growing at its quickest, you will help your grass prepare for the heat ahead.
Finding a balance
Different turf varieties require different amounts of fertiliser and nitrogen, so talk to us about what your lawn needs.
For more information on how to keep your lawn looking its best visit our Lawn Care page.
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- Susan, Tapitallee
Our lawn is looking great, I'm really happy with it; I never thought I would be a lawn person but turns out I am!
- Mick, West Wollongong
Product arrived with good grass growth and a nice root mass. Please pass on my thanks to your team.
- John, Jim's Mowing, Kiama
We were very very happy with the service we received, everyone we were involved with were courteous, polite and professional. Would definitely use your company again in the future.
- Karen, Mt Pleasant
Joe, Scott and the team did a great job yesterday and despite having all four seasons during the afternoon, we smashed the turf laying records and got the job done.
- Jeff, Kangaroo Valley
Just like to say a big thanks to Marcus Josh and Jed, all very professional, courteous with nothing being a problem, a job well done and another happy customer,will not hesitate to recommend you guys.
- Kevin and Florence Handford, Port Kembla
I just want to thank yourself and Marcus for everything and to the guys that did the job, they were fantastic and did a great job.
- Melinda, Renwick
Thank you for a quick and professional job at our school.
- Mark, Warilla High School
Thanks Marcus! I have to say you and your team are one of the most professional trades I have come across and the lawn looks great!
- Belinda, Greenhills Beach
On behalf of our club I wish to pass onto yourself and Turfco are sincere thanks for your generosity with the recent supply of turf to Ray Robinson oval. This has assisted our club immensely with the upkeep and preseason preparation to our ground. Again we say thanks. We appreciate your support.
- Fernhill Soccer Club
Hi Marcus & Jed, thanks again for your work, we really love our lawn!
- Gary, Berry
Thanks very much for the photos! The area is looking excellent - a huge improvement on the original !! I appreciate all your team's efforts and hopefully we'll be able to successfully maintain the turf until it is well established!
- Lile, Keiraville
Just wanted to thank you for the great product excellent service and the most professional experience we have had so far with our renovation. Josh and Joe were fantastic. Please feel free to use us as a referee to other potential clients, they won't regret it.
- Victoria & Gary, Illawarra
Nathan, Josh and Brendon were a delight to deal with and did a fantastic job.
- Patrick, Illawong
The new lawn looks great! Thank you very much the boys did a top job.
- Matt, Wollongong
Turfco did an amazing job at my place and now I want to repeat it!
- Reece, Hyams Beach
Jed and his buddy are wonderful. You guys are a real credit to Turfco.
- Robyn, Greenwell Point
Thank you so much for your professionalism and attention to detail with the supply and installation of our Sir Walter at our newly built house. It has totally transformed the look of our home and has provided the finishing touch it so desperately needed.
- Tim McGoldrick, South Nowra
Thank you for the great job your guy did on Wednesday. I recommend you guys to everyone. Thanks heaps!
- Mick, Lake Heights
Both Marcus & Joe are very professional and know exactly what they are doing; their friendly personalities and workmanship makes them a credit to your company.
- James, South Coast NSW
Thank you for your help in the installation of our new turf – I am really happy with it and amazed at what a difference it has made to the backyard. Your company made everything so very easy, I will certainly be recommending you. If ever I need turf laid again Turfco will be the first company I turn to.
- Margarethe, Shellharbour
Just a quick message to say a big thank you to the driver who delivered the Turf on Saturday. He placed the turf in positions that made it easier for our guys to lay the turf. Thanks again.
- Ann, Surf Beach
The boys who laid the lawn were AWESOME . .. very polite , worked hard and more than helpful with instructions for care.
- Bronwyn, Vincentia
Thank you Marcus & Joe for such excellent customer service. Marcus gave us good advice on what turf to use and had no problems coming to offer his advice a second time to help us keep to our budget. Joe and his team were polite, friendly and efficient and did a terrific job on our very large backyard. It looks amazing. We've mowed it twice now and it looks like it has been there forever.
I would just like to thank you and particularly Jed and Jamie who worked their butts off today, and have done a fantastic job turfing our front lawn. Your whole operation is totally professional and we could not be more pleased with the end result. Thanks again.
- Tony & Kay, Sutherland
Just a quick note to thank your guy for a great install - we had the perfect weather for laying (rained all day !!!) Looking a treat and I'll be in touch for more just as soon as this lot is established.
- Michael, Tallong
Fantastic , I bought it online Wednesday and it was delivered to my door on Friday, doesn't get any better than that. Thanks
- Warwick, Goulburn
Hi Marcus , just to let you know that the boys and yourself are a credit to your company. Their work ethics are second to none. Thank you.
- Mark, Lake Conjola