Is your Fertilizer Safe??

Is your Fertilizer Safe??



I know what you’re thinking… Fertilizer is essentially just poop that feeds our plants and our lawns. What’s the big deal whether it is synthetic or organic? Well, we discovered that it really does matter whether you use synthetic or organic fertilizer!

First, let’s explain the basic difference between the two types of fertilizers. Both organic and inorganic fertilizers provide plants with the nutrients needed to grow healthy and strong. However, each contains different ingredients and supplies these nutrients in different ways. Organic fertilizers work over time to create a healthy growing environment, while inorganic fertilizers provide rapid nutrition.

At the most basic level, organic fertilizer simply means a fertilizer is derived from organic matter (plants or animals), such as compost, bone meal, kelp, or manure. Inorganic fertilizers, such as ammonium sulfate or ammonium phosphate, are often called commercial or synthetic fertilizers, because they go through some manufacturing process. Chemical fertilizers are often processed from things like petroleum, or some of the gasses that are found in places where petroleum exists.

Most lawn care companies not only use harmful chemical fertilizers, but they also over apply these fertilizers, which can cause big issues for your health and our water systems. Why are chemical fertilizers bad?? Because… Chemical fertilizers cause many negative effects including cancer, birth