Organic Lawn Fertilizer 101

Sep 15, 2021 | Lawn Care Services, Lawn Fertilization, Lawn Maintenance

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What are Organic Fertilizers?

Short answer? Organic fertilizers are produced naturally and contain carbon, but the full answer is a little more complex than that.

Organic fertilizers come from plant or animal waste. This can be anything from horse or cow manure, to pulverized fish emulsion, blood and bone meal, and even crushed shells and bones of crabs.

The use of organic fertilizers mimics the natural life cycle in the wild, where plants absorb nutrients from decaying organic material. Utilizing organic fertilizers gets you as close to the real thing as you can get. Experts at Archer Services can help provide you with the knowledge, products, and fertilization treatment plan that works for you – and your lawn will thank you for it.

Benefits of Organic Fertilizers for Lawn Fertilization Services

Organic lawn fertilization options boast many benefits over the chemical variety.

1. Long-Term Lawn Fertilization

Almost all organic fertilizers are slow-acting.  It takes time for them to break down and to become fully incorporated into the soil. Chemical fertilizers may produce faster results, but can also easily burn your lawn, overfeed your plants, and generally sit on top of the soil. As it is, Organic lawn fertilizers provide longer-lasting and more resilient results, ensuring your plants get the nutrients they need over a longer period.

2. Improved Water Utilization

Keeping your lawn green takes a lot of water.  You will want to be sure that this investment is used efficiently and effectively. Because organic fertilizers break down and penetrate deep into the soil, it allows water to move more freely to the roots of your lawn’s grass.

3. Environmentally Friendly Lawn Care Services

Synthetic fertilizer residue gets washed into water supplies causing significant damage to water quality and wildlife. Organic lawn fertilizers tend to stick around longer than synthetic stuff, which means less dangerous chemicals going into your local ponds, lakes, and rivers. Not to mention the added safety for your family and pets – no harsh synthetic chemicals on little hands or paws!

4. Microbes on the Move

Organic lawn fertilizers supercharge microbe movement in your soil and increase the biodiversity of those microbes by a third. Microorganisms are the lifeblood of soil.  They boost nutrients and get rid of lawn-killing pathogens. There is a lot of science below the surface, but the results for your lawn are clear.

5. Wide Variety of Lawn Fertilization Services

There’s a wide variety of organic fertilizers with different nutrient makeups and uses. This means that there’s almost certainly an organic option for whatever you’re trying to grow! Bone meal is the perfect choice for flowers and trees, while rock phosphates are great for lawns. Archer Services can help determine the best course of action for you.

At Archer Services, we offer many organic fertilization options. Give us a call so we can help you determine the best fertilizer for you!



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