So, it is a question we often get asked at GuanoBoost, just what is the difference between chemical and organic fertilizers and more importantly for you which is better?
The reality is, because your lawn is a living organic thing, it can be very easy to damage. There are several causes of dead or brown spots in lawns from dog urine to chemicals to simple human error, such as incorrect mowing to name a few examples. Repairing dead spots on your lawn comes in two broad parts.
WELL, LET’S START WITH THE DIFFERENCES IN DEFINITION.
A Chemical fertiliser is defined as any inorganic material of wholly or partially synthetic origin that is added to soil to sustain plant growth.
Organic fertilisers are substances that are derived from the remains or byproducts of natural organisms which contain the essential nutrients for plant growth.
There are many, many differences between the two products, but if I was to summarize the key differences its:
Chemical and synthetic fertilizers feed the plant or grass directly but over time deplete the soil whereas;
Organic fertilizers feed the soil with long term nutrients and trace minerals and materials which in turn feeds the plants and lawn in a sustainable manner.
Put even more simply.
CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS = SOIL DEPLETION = VERY BAD
ORGANIC FERTILIZERS = SOIL ENRICHMENT = VERY GOOD
There ARE significant differences between organic and chemical fertilizers in terms of nutrient availability and the long-term effects on soil, plants, and the environment. So how does a conscientious gardener decide?
Ok, let’s go a step deeper into understanding the differences between Chemical and Organic Fertilizers.
Naturally, because GuanoBoost is 100% organic, we are biased. But on the basis of the above facts, it is clear that Organic Fertilizers are a much better option for your lawn long term than chemical fertilisers.
Here are some final advantages, if you are not fully convinced yet:
Advantages of Organic Fertiliser:
- As organic fertilizers break down, they improve the structure of the soil and increase its ability to hold water and nutrients. Organic fertilisers will make your soil–and plants–healthy and strong.
- Organic fertilisers release essential nutrients to your soil
- Allows for a better metabolism or nitrates in your lawn
- It produces stronger cell walls in grass which leads to resistance to mould fungus attack
- Ensures more upright stems and open leaves enhancing photosynthesis.
- Causes and increase in soil microfauna.
- Since they are the ultimate slow-release fertilisers, it’s very difficult to over fertilise (and harm) your plants.
- There’s little to no risk of toxic buildup of chemicals and salts that can be deadly to plants.
- Organic fertilizers are renewable, biodegradable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly.
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