Sandy soils lawn food

Best Lawn Fertiliser for Sandy Soils

Sandy soil tends to drain quickly and lacks essential nutrients, so the best lawn fertilizer should provide a generous level of prime nutrients to compensate.

Slow-Release Nitrogen Formulation

These fertilizers release nutrients gradually over time, providing a consistent supply to the grass. Look for formulations with a significant portion of nitrogen in slow-release form to prevent leaching through sandy soil. Nitrogen promotes healthy leaf and stem growth.

Phosphorus (P)

Sandy soil often lacks phosphorus. Choose a fertilizer with a moderate level of phosphorus to support root development and overall plant health.

Potassium (K)

Potassium helps plants build strong cell walls and aids in disease resistance. Look for a fertilizer with a balanced amount of potassium.

Lawnsmith fertilisers for Sandy Soil

These contain high levels of nitrogen in slow or extra slow release formulas together with ideal amounts of phosphorous and potassium.

Organic matter

Sandy soil benefits greatly from the addition of organic matter, such as compost, humus and seaweed in solid form. Organic matter can be used as a top dressing.

To Conclude

Because sandy soil is freely draining and has little capacity to hold nutrients a seasonal feeding programme should contain a consistent supply of all the above nutrients. They may be lower in strength for cooler periods as the demands of the grass are lower but should still contain the essential nutrients. Our Lawnsmith fertilisers fit this specification.