The word organic often evokes a negative reaction from consumers. While the benefits of organic products and lasting impacts on one’s health and the long-term effects they have on the environment are positive, many are quick to assume that the higher prices don’t outweigh those long-term outcomes. When it comes to your lawn, the benefits of organic fertilizer, even from a cost perspective, are worth the investment.
How Organic Fertilizer Can Save You Money
When it comes to your lawn, your health, and the environment, it’s important to consider the long-term consequences of the products you choose. When you are evaluating the pros and cons of organic fertilizer, cost is certainly a consideration. And while the initial costs of organic fertilizers might be more expensive, using organic fertilizer today will help you save money tomorrow.
Fertilizers made from synthetic materials may achieve short-term results, but organic ingredients allow plants to absorb nutrients over a longer period of time, so a smaller amount of the product can provide benefits over a longer period of time. As you might imagine, there are many organic fertilizers on the market today. Learn just how to choose an organic fertilizer that can help your lawn—and your wallet—in the long run.
Why Fertilizer Helps Your Lawn
Fertilizer is an essential component for a healthy, strong lawn. Periodically applying soil amendments provides the nutrients grass and other plants need. Whether you’re growing vegetables or planting flowers, a healthy foundation is vital. What is it about organic fertilizers in particular which can help you fortify your lawn and save over the long run?
Organic Fertilizers Release Nutrients Over Time
Organic fertilizers release nutrients over time. This allows your plants and grass to gradually absorb nutrients, instead of all at once. This also means it’s more difficult to over-fertilize if you use organic fertilizer. Because your lawn is slowly absorbing this type of fertilizer, you’ll have to fertilize less often. Over time, fewer applications will mean less money spent.
A stronger, healthier foundation is another result of slowly releasing nutrients. Organic fertilizers help improve your lawn’s soil and your plant’s roots. Your lawn will produce healthier and more durable grass. Unlike chemical fertilizers, organic fertilizers produce lawns that can withstand and resist harsh weather and other environmental changes. As a result, your lawn will require fewer repairs or replacements; fewer repairs results in less money spent over time.
Organic Fertilizers Avoid Harmful Buildup
Most chemical fertilizers are made from nonrenewable sources and have a number of harmful chemicals as well. In addition, many are petroleum-based, which causes the soil to release excess nutrients—oftentimes into nearby waterways—and, in turn, requires multiple applications to give plants their required amount of nutrients.
Over applying chemical fertilizers leads to a toxic buildup of chemicals like arsenic, uranium, and cadmium in the soil. And though it might not be an initial concern, chemical buildup can cause an increase in pests in your lawn. And while that is good news for pest control companies, it’s an additional—and unnecessary—cost caused by the use of chemical fertilizers. Organic fertilizers improve the environment and build strong plants that can ward off pests. Therefore, organic fertilizers can help avoid additional costs.
Organic Fertilizers Help Save Water
Lawns fertilized with organic fertilizers have healthy, strong soil that retains water for longer periods of time. Lawns fertilized with chemical fertilizers, though, require more frequent watering. While you won’t necessarily spend money on fertilizer, using a synthetic product, over time you’ll be spending more money on water.
A Lasting Partnership
As a company with decades of experience in the lawn care industry, we know that a healthy lawn starts with a healthy foundation. That’s why our team at ABC Home & Commercial Services uses organic fertilizers. While the initial costs of using an organic fertilizer might be more expensive, the long-term benefits outweigh those initial costs by building a stronger foundation, healthier soil, and robust plants.
Our team is dedicated to providing our customers with the best service possible. Our commitment to helping make homeowners’ lives easier includes using quality products that help you over time. Our lawn care experts can show you how organic fertilizers can get your lawn in tip-top shape.