Fertilizing your lawn is the primary way to getting a greener and healthier yard but fertilization is not so straightforward. Aside from potential groundwater contamination and known environmental effects, the excessive nutrient build-up in your soil can not only prohibit plant growth over time but also has been known to kill off fish in neighboring waters. If it can do that, imagine what ill effects it could have on your pets and even your children!
In New Jersey, when spraying any type of chemicals on lawns, applicators are required by law to put up a sign to make the public aware of such treatments, and for good reason. Often fertilizers contain herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and other chemicals which increase the risk of poisoning and this could affect the health of your pets and your children.
"If this has such ill effects, than why would I want to fertilize in the first place?"
Fertilizers have one simple job and that is to increase the nutrients in the soil that make it more fertile and friendly for plant growth. Basically, if you want a greener lawn and brighter colors on your plants, then fertilizer is exactly what you want. The question, though, is what type? Among fertilizers, there are two types to choose from: organic and chemical.
Chemical fertilizers often are cheap and work well over short periods, but over time may lead to poor output because of the intricacies of soil health. Chemical fertilizers can, over time, make your topsoil acidic, lowering the pH of your soil and negatively affecting your yard’s potential.
Organic Fertilizers, They Are Not All The Same!
Organic fertilizers, on the other hand, can often be hit and miss, and sometimes they are under-processed to the point in which they are laden with seedlings from weeds that you would rather do without. The good thing about organic fertilizers though, after prolonged use, you will never have the problem of your soil becoming too acidic and thereby throwing off the nutrient profile and becoming way off balance, a problem that can sometimes take years to fix. Organic fertilizers quite simply restore the required balance of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK) so that your plants can greener, faster, and healthier.
Choosing A Fertilizer, Even For the Professional, Doesn't Come Easy!
With over 30 years in the lawn care business, we’ve cared for over 27,000 lawns across New Jersey and tested many products while seeking out the best. Considering effectiveness, safety, and what is good for the soil long term, we knew we wanted greener and healthier lawns with the safety of a 100% organic and weed-free fertilizer. After narrowing down our selection and performing tests and comparing prices, we’ve come to select what we believe to be the perfect 100% Organic fertilizer.
If you are in the market for a greener lawn this year and in the years to come, then our Bronze package is for you. If you want a green yard free of pesky insects, go for the Gold package. In either case, you can take advantage of our free soil analysis and schedule your appointment today. As a bonus, if you contact us before June 8th, we’ll take an extra 10% off any one of our fertilization plans.