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Organic lawn feeding

Good evening all, hope you are not all washed out !

I'm going to see a new client who has a sizable pair of lawned areas which she would like me to take care of.  This is fine but she would like me to use an organic system to do this.  Does anyone have any advice you could offer me on this one including type of feed and distribution method?

Many thanks all.

Tom..

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  • The marathon sport range from sheriffgrasscare might be worth a look. I only used it for a season as it gunked the spreader up, but it did seem very effective.

    Tudor Environmental do an organic spring summer fert which is very good, its what I use now. Unfortunately no autumn winter organic option from them at the moment. 

    • I use the Marathon Sport range and am really happy with it. It definitely has some organic content though if the customer wants something completely organic then you'd need to use something else.

      • PRO

        for organic granular lawn feed look at sustaine products -- its the only one i know of that is classified organic. Liquid i think you have more options but i havent found them very good for larger areas 

        https://www.sustane.com/products/lawn-garden/lawn-program

        hard to find suppliers but Porgreen might be able to help you. 

        We use the one with some added iron -- which doesnt make it totally orgainic but does help customer see some instant results colour wise 

        Lawn Program
        sustane
        • Thanks Dan.  On talking with the client today im concerned that the budget may be more of a factor than the organic crudentials. Im going to give them 2 options and let them choose between an economic one and a fully sligfhtly more expensive organic option.

           

          Thanks for all your help guys.

      • Thanks PGM.  I was a bit concerned about the 'gunking up' that Glen mentioned above though.  Thanks for chipping in though.

  • What about over seeding with micro clover? 

    • ive never heard of that!

      • Unfortunately I can't say I've tried and tested it, but I've just moved house and the lawn is a bit patchy so gonna give it a go. But as a nitrogen fixer, and pollinator as a bonus, it's gotta be worth looking into as part of an organic regime. 

        • PRO

          I don't believe it fixes enough nitrogen to feed a lawn. Unless tilled in to the soil prior to application of turf or seed.

          For an organic method of feeding the lawn, why not use a mulching mower? I recognise it may encourage build up of thatch though.

          • PRO

            personally i find particularly on free draining soils mulch mowing isnt enough -- seem to still need a bit of an extra kick at times -- the organic granular are short lasting compared to synthetic slow release but you do start to see improvements year on year - the feed gives you more to mulch and therefore more to help improve the soil structure. 

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