Fertilizers are some of the most important “tools” used by any successful gardener. Each soil is rich in some types of nutrients and poor in terms of others; the use of a fertilizer can supplement the substances that your soil may lack and increase the chances of successful organic lawn care and growth.
There are two basic types of fertilizers – chemical and organic. Understanding the differences between them is essential to know which one is right for your gardening needs.
Chemical fertilizers are popular because they are convenient: you can easily control the level of nutrients and you get fast results for a decent price. On the other hand, recent concerns about the environmental effects of using synthetic fertilizers have led many to reconsider chemicals as a suitable alternative to organic fertilizers.
With organic lawn care products, you can still have a beautiful, healthy lawn, while also showing a responsible attitude toward the environment.
The advantages of organic fertilizers:
- When natural fertilizers decompose, they improve the structure of the soil and its ability to retain water and nutrients.
- There is no risk of toxic build-up that may harm plants, as can be the case with chemical fertilizers.
- The materials used are biodegradable and help with recycling.
- Fertilizers of this type stimulate the natural development of plants and help them become more resistant to diseases and pests.