What is Fertilization?
Fertilization is the mixture of a substance that helps make the soil healthy for plant growth. There are two kinds of fertilizers:
1. Organic Fertilizers consist of any natural based substances such as animal manure, wood ash, vermiculture, and other decomposing materials.
2. Inorganic Fertilizers are man-made synthetic fertilizers that come in the form of pellets, powder granules, and liquid which consists of Nitrogen (N), Potassium (K), Phosphorus (P) and Magnesium (Mg).
Which type of fertilizer should I use?
Our position is to use organic fertilizers on most situations. Organic fertilizers takes a lot more work when compared to inorganic fertilizers, but are safer for the environment. Excessive nitrates from inorganic fertilizers, also known as synthetic fertilizers, can infiltrate the local sewerage system, local rivers, and natural ponds and negatively affect the existing ecosystem. Because of this reason, we only use organic fertilizers that came from milking cow manure, wood shavings, leaf shavings, grass clippings, vermiculture, among other organic materials to control soil nutrient levels.
Unlike inorganic fertilizers, organic fertilizers will not burn your lawn or kill your plants because of over application of synthetic nitrates. It is impossible to over fertilizer with organic fertilizers. Organic fertilizers naturally breakdown using time, wind, sun, and the local ecosystem.
Why do we do it?
Fertilization infuses nutrients into the soil to help plants achieve optimal health. It also increases earthworm population which is highly beneficial to the turf's development. Earthworms excrete waste materials called castings which consist of Phosphorus, Calcium, Nitrogen and Magnesium, that encourages strong development of the root system. By adding macro and micro nutrients into the soil, grass grows greener which repairs damaged lawn and lessens the chances of weed infestation.
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