Lawn Magic FAQs
IS LAWN MAGIC JUST ANOTHER FEED?
No, most lawn feeds contain one or more sources of nitrogen. When placed on the lawn these quickly turn to NITRATE. Nitrate is stored in a plants leaf, after feeding there is always a flush of lush growth. The nitrate in the leaf needs to be processed into proteins by the plant and sent to the areas of need, most importantly the roots. Before this important process takes place, people mow the lawn and effectively stop the process dead in its tracks. So, the nitrogen feed people pay for ends up in the grass box.
Lawn Magic is stabilised nitrogen in the Ammonium form. When applied to the lawn it remains in this form for a long period. The ammonium does not need to be processed in the leaf therefore Lawn Magic is much more efficient. The nitrogen in Lawn Magic is also specially bonded with Calcium. Calcium plays a very important role. It strengthens the cell wall structure, making the plant less susceptible to disease and pests. It also helps in times of stress by suppressing ethylene, which causes the plant to die. It also can improve the soil structure of heavy, clay soils by helping to naturally break down the clumps of clay into smaller pieces. Calcium in our complexed form can also leach sodium from the soil. Sodium or salt can be very toxic to a plant and can be the cause of deficiency leading to disease.
CAN IT BE USED ALL YEAR ROUND?
Yes, Lawn Magic will continue to promote the growth of roots even through the winter period. The Calcium will promote a healthier cell wall structure, which will help to ward of disease.
CAN IT BE APPLIED IN ANY WEATHER CONDITIONS?
Yes, it is specially formulated not to burn when hot and not to leach when really wet. We do however recommend that feeding be done early or late in the day during hot weather to minimise excess evaporation.
DOES IT GIVE JUST A COSMETIC BOOST?
No, at Garden Wizard we are concerned about the health of plants and believe that by promoting a nutritious balanced diet the natural well-being of a plant will give the best effect.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I APPLY IT?
We feel that you should apply it at least once every 4/6 weeks during the growing season March to October. It is important to understand that with any nutritious diet there is an accumulative affect. The health of the lawn needs to be promoted throughout the year to combat the different problems that arise.
DOES IT HAVE ANY HARMFUL EFFECTS ON PETS OR WILDLIFE?
No, when Lawn Magic has been diluted and applied to the grass there is no danger to wildlife.
CAN I APPLY IT ON A NEW LAWN?
Yes, we urge people to use Lawn Magic on new lawns. It is so important for any newly sited plant to establish itself as quickly as possible. The calcium in Lawn Magic will help the turf through this stressful time.
CAN IT HELP MY SOIL?
Yes, the calcium in Lawn Magic will help to break down heavy clay soil, so improving soil structure. The accumulative effect is therefore important but unfortunately it will not remove building debris etc, which are a scourge of the lawns on modern housing estates. It also helps to leach Sodium or Salt out of the soil. Too much sodium can cause deficiencies leading to disease.