It is no secret, I use organic lawn fertilizers on my lawn and have for several years now. I’ve used many types and brands of organics, and I can tell you straight and with great confidence that the results are astounding!
My lawn is thicker and healthier than anyone in my neighborhood and probably in my entire county for that matter! I, of course am biased, but the thickness can’t be denied! So what is the secret then? Here are the three best reasons why I like organic lawn fertilizers.
Organic lawn fertilizers are naturally slow releasing. This means that the nutrient goodness you get from them is trickled into the soil on a slow pace, just like nature intended. You see, if you use some of the more popular synthetic blend fertilizers out there (like the ones that are numbered with 25-0-5 for example) you are surely pushing too much growth too fast in your turf. Sure, you’ll get some fast green from them, but it is not a long term, sustainable strategy. Stick to slow release and you’ll see why I am all about it.
Organics will increase soil biotic activity that is good for everything that resides there including grass roots, earthworm and microbes. All of these things working in tandem creates a super stable structure for the grass to “dig” into and stay healthy for the long haul.
A healthy lawn root structure is created from the first two points I just mentioned. That leads us to the final point, and that being your lawn’s ability to resist problems, pressures and stress! These “stressors” can come in the form of drought and heat, disease or insects. A lawn that has been rooted well and given well balanced nutrient support can survive these attacks and come out on the other side with minimal issue. I find that organically treated lawns do best under adverse conditions.
With this in mind, I encourage you to start an organic lawn program this upcoming season. It’s easier than you think and the rewards are well worth the work it takes to get there!