What's It For? - Spring & Summer Lawn Feed
This fertilizer is specially formulated for lawns and grassed areas, and contains nitrogen, phosphate and potash (NPK 11-5-5). Used at 6-8 week intervals from say April to August, it will maintain an attractive lawn with good colour (see also What's It For? — Autumn and Winter Lawn Feed).
Apply evenly at 1oz per square yard when rain is forecast, but if no rain falls within 48 hours water it in with a hose or watering can. Do not apply on top of wet grass as some scorch may occur. Do not use during very dry or frosty weather. After a very wet winter you may have to 'renovate' your lawn by dressing it with 'Lawn Feed, Weed and Moss Killer' - possibly more than once (the manufacturer recommends not more than three such treatments annually). This contains herbicides (to kill the weeds), sulphate of iron (to kill the moss), nitrogen (for top growth), potash (for hardiness) but no phosphate (for root growth). Being a 'multipurpose dressing', it costs about 20% more than Spring and Summer fertilizer at today's prices. Therefore, once your moss and weed problems are under control, change to Spring and Summer Fertilizer - it's better and cheaper.
The following information has been taken from the packaging of the fertilizers that are sold in the Trading Hut. For more information about fertilizers, their uses and explanation of the labelling see the RHS web site.
Spring and Summer Lawn Feed is a mini-granular turf fertilizer for mid-season use on fine turf.
Directions for Use
Apply at 70gm/sq.m. (2oz/sq.yd.). Apply in mid-season on areas subject to intense use.
Do not apply fertilisers during dry or freezing conditions. If spillage occurs, sweep up and place in marked container. Any spillage on greens should be swept up and irrigated immediately. Do not contaminate water supplies. To be used only where there is a recognised need. Do not exceed recommended application rate.
If the bag is not fully used, fold over to prevent moisture penetration. Store in the original container in a dry place off the ground, avoiding damp conditions and direct sunlight. Dispose of packaging safely.