Is it too late to feed lawn?

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Anthony kelleher asked 9 years ago

Is it too late to put nitrogen on my lawn, also I have a green beech hedge 90% of it is very strong but 10% directly under a large tree is weak. Is there any feed I can put on this 10% to help them.

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 2 years ago
It is too late to put on straight nitrogen fertiliser as most of it will simply wash away, but you could still get some value from applying autumn lawn fertiliser which contains phosphorus and potash and these are not leached out.

The beech hedging under a large tree is sufferrin from competiion for light and water as well as nutrients. While nutrients applied in spring will help, the hedging needs more moisture and light. It might be possible to take some lower branches off the big tree to allow this.