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Thursday 2 June 2016

Lawn Care: Questions & Answers

Not so much a question as a number of answers to deficiency symptoms.

– Yellowing of older leaves on plants, followed closely by the entire plant coupled with slow growth indicates Nitrogen (N) deficiency.

– Older leaves turning dark green followed by purple discolouration of leaf edges indicate Phosphorous (P) deficiency.

– Leaf tips turning brown and drying with leaf edges looking burnt and brown indicate Potassium (K) deficiency.

A: Consider using a fertiliser but if you’re unsure when and what to apply, as a guide use one with NPK in early spring, a light Nitrogenous N during summer then lastly N and K in the autumn.

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