A lawn watered with scheme water needs to be fertilised regularly, making it more drought resistant, better able to withstand pests and diseases and less likely to become weed infested. Depending on the lawn and the season, fertilising should be at 6 weekly intervals.

Companies have developed lawn fertilisers suitable for today’s lawns and conditions with the environment in mind. Little and often with a good quality fertiliser will give you the best value as the lawn can use what you have spread. Excess will only be washed down the road or in the soil so far the lawn cannot reach it.

There are now special blends available for summer and winter fertilising, which help to control weed growth.