Can I use Chempak No 8 as autumn lawn feed?

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  1. tim091

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    I overseeded the lawn about two weeks ago and would normally apply an autumn feed about now to get the roots going through the winter.

    This year money is tight so I am wondering if I can use this Chempak no 8 soluble feed that I have in the shed. It isn't specifically for lawns but is low in nitrogen which makes me think it might be suitable.

    NPK is 12.5 25 25

    Obviously it isn't slow release but would it be better then nothing?
     
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    The answer to that, I guess, is "yes" you could use it for the lawn if you wanted to. It's fairly high in Potash and Phosphates will being low in Nitrogen so will encourage root growth. The question is "do you need to?", is your lawn in need of a feed?:scratch::cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee:
     
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    Thanks ARMANDII, good question. My reasoning was purely to give the new seed the best chance possible to get established over winter. Also, it hasn't been fed since Spring and the soil is pretty poor (compacted chalky/clay) with lots of tree roots.
     
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