How do chemical treatments affect your lawn?
Making the decision to treat your lawn with organic methods, versus chemical treatments, requires some consideration.
Making the decision to treat your lawn with organic methods, versus chemical treatments, requires some consideration. Will your lawn look as nice? Will it be as healthy? Will it be more work? These are all great questions.
You might think that you have to sacrifice beauty to maintain your lawn and landscape organically, but organic maintenance can offer the same aesthetic benefits as chemical maintenance. Plus, when you use organics, you create a more family and pet friendly environment in your own backyard, while also having a lesser impact on your surrounding environment.
Over time, with an organic lawn care regimen, you’ll find that you use less products, saving you both time and money. Healthy soil, maintained organically, will help you use less water in your landscape.
Here are a few more reasons we hope you’ll choose organics whether you choose our Soil Building program, do the maintenance yourself, or choose another local lawn care company.
How do chemical treatments affect your landscape?
Have you used chemical fertilizers and noticed a quick boost of green to your lawn and landscape? You might think that this is a good thing, but over time, the buildup of chemicals in the soil will kill off beneficial bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, and worms that are crucial to soil and plant health.
Synthetic fertilizers will eventually deplete the soil of nutrients, causing it to become dependent on the synthetic fertilizer. Once the soil life is diminished, your plants will struggle to take up nutrients naturally. Soil that is regularly fed with organic stimulants such as liquid compost extract, worm castings, humic acid and biostimulants, will naturally help feed your plants and uptake nutrients when fertilizer is added. By using organic fertilizers, you’re not only feeding your plants but also feeding the soil.
How do chemical treatments affect the environment?
Synthetic fertilizers are made up of petroleum and natural gas products. What you feed our lawns and gardens with often ends up in water runoff; water contaminated with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides ends up in storm drains and can contaminate our drinking water, lakes, rivers, and oceans. Natural bodies of water can experience algae blooms and fish die-offs as a result.
Chemicals and your lawn-loving kids and pets.
If you have kids or pets, then an organic lawn is a big bonus to the entire family. Especially if pets (or kids) sometimes ingest the soil or plants. Chemical based treatments come with an obvious risk. So, if you are concerned with your family’s chemical exposure, now is a great time make the transition, especially as we head into fall.
We want to help you make an informed and educated decision about your lawn maintenance. Our blog offers current information on organics and how they can be part of a holistic and natural lifestyle.
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