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Understanding Different Kinds Of Ingredients In Organic Fertilizers

There’s beauty in a home that has a well-maintained lawn. In fact, studies show that 60% of potential home buyers believe that a well-landscaped yard helps to influence the home buying process. One of the best items for a lawn during landscaping season is organic fertilizers. However, when it comes to naming the ingredients in many of them, people have no idea. Let’s explore some of the most common ingredients that can be found in organic fertilizers and how those ingredients help strengthen a lawn.

Food Waste And Scraps

While it may not sound attractive, food waste and scraps are some of the most common ingredients found in many organic fertilizers. Even though food waste and scraps may sound like a simple ingredient, organic fertilizer manufacturers are quite careful about the kind of food waste and scraps that are used in organic fertilizers. Items such as meat scraps, greases, oils, and dairy products are never part of organic fertilizer. Fruit and vegetable waste however are utilized in various organic fertilizing products.

Animal Manure

Sure, it may not smell beautiful, but animal manure can help to create beautiful lawns. Both horse and chicken manure should not be applied to lawns without going through a proper and sufficient aging process. Both chicken and horse manure are rich in nitrogen. Chicken manure is also high in both potassium and phosphorus. If you have little to no experience in utilizing animal manure for your garden, then it is best to leave it to the experts. Putting manure directly on your lawn without experience or knowledge can result in burned and dead grass.


Another common ingredient in organic fertilizers is compost. While its nutrient value is quite similar to cow manure, it’s seen as a popular choice for fertilizer. If you have no idea how to use compost and just decide to throw some onto your grass, you may be harming your lawn more than you’re helping it to grow strong. Compost has to be properly mixed with various soils. Since compost can be alkaline, plants can succumb to death should the compost application fall into an amateur landscaper’s hands.

Soybean Meal

Soybean meal is high in nitrogen and an ingredient that is found in many organic fertilizers. Many companies utilize a soybean-based organic fertilizer with close monitoring of its application due to the various absorption speeds. Organic fertilizer experts study fertilizer that uses soybean meal and looks to it as a fertilizer that has long-term conditioning properties for lawns.

When it comes to organic fertilizers, we have quality organic lawn fertilizer solutions, organic weed control services, natural lawn care services, and more for your lawn. As your organic fertilizer professionals will devise the best regimen and course of action to treat your grass with organic fertilizers and natural products resulting in a lush, green, healthy, and vibrant lawn you’ll enjoy. For more information about organic fertilizers and their application, connect with us today. We want your lawn to be the best you’ve ever seen!

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