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The Benefits of Organic Fertilizers
Fertilizer is a chemical or natural substance added to soil or land to increase its fertility. The type of fertilizer you use has a large impact on the quality of your product. The thing about fertilizer is that it’s used to create natural products… so why would you want to use chemicals to promote growth? In the past, gardeners and farmers all over the world have used chemical fertilizers, but many are now shifting to organic fertilizers due to the copious benefits that it offers.
Why Do You Need Fertilizers?
Why do you need fertilizers for gardening? There are plants in the wild that grow without fertilizer, right? The fact is, you only want specific species of plants to grow in a farm or a garden. Fertilizer ensures this.
Soil, on farms as well as the wild, has nutrients in it. However, the proportion of minerals is different in different places. In the wild, plants that are most suitable for the soil and other conditions grow and you don’t have any control over their growth because they are wild. However, due to the fact that you want to grow only your favored variety of plants in your garden or farm, you need to add nutrients according to the needs of that variety.
Benefits Of Organic Fertilizers
When promoting growth for home landscape or for your garden, organic fertilizers are the best option. Organic fertilizers are carbon-based compounds that increase the productivity and growth quality of plants. They have various benefits over chemical fertilizers, which include the following:
1. Non-toxic Food
If you are using fertilizer to grow food then the use of organic fertilizers ensures that the food items produced are free of harmful chemicals. As a result, those who eat these organic products are less prone to diseases such as cancer, strokes, and skin disorders, including yourself. Chemical fertilizers have a history of causing these health problems and more.
2. On-Farm Production
The majority of organic fertilizers are prepared locally or on the farm itself. This makes the cost of organic fertilizers much lower than the cost of chemical fertilizers. Why pay more for something that is harmful to you, others, and the environment?
3. Fertile Soil
Organic fertilizers ensure that the farms remain fertile for hundreds of years. Land will last if it is treated with processes that are already in place. For example, land that is still used today that is located at the site of ancient civilizations, such as India and China, are still fertile, even though agriculture has been practiced there for thousands of years. The fertility is maintained because organic fertilizers were always used in the past, nothing else. However, with the increased use of chemical fertilizers today, land is rapidly becoming infertile. This includes in your home garden as well, however big or small it may be.
4. Safe Environment
Organic fertilizers are easily biodegradable, because they are natural, and do not cause environmental pollution. Chemical fertilizers contaminate both the land and water, as the chemicals seep deep into the soil and groundwater, redistributing throughout the earth. This is a major cause of diseases for human beings and is the force behind the extinction of a number of plant, animal, and insect species.
Do your part to protect the environment, yourself, and others while saving money by choosing organic fertilizers. We are here to help. Nile River Landscape offers provides premium lawn care with the use of organic based fertilizers. Let’s get your garden healthy today!