The traditional method of using synthetic, petroleum based fertilization and weed control products that add toxic levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are very detrimental to our water systems. As these chemical run off through rainwater, they also fertilize bacteria colonies that rapidly consume oxygen in the water systems. Rapid oxygen depletion in our water systems that is fueled by chemically fed bacteria kills ecosystems and leads to dead zones.
Eventually, these chemicals can end up in food supplies from fish and irrigation. Ingesting these dangerous pesticides and chemical fertilizers can create serious health consequences. Foods grown in an organic environment are free of chemicals. The only health impact from organically grown produce is prolonged health. Switching to a diet that is primarily organic dramatically reduces carcinogen ingestion and cancer risks. The same principles apply to organic lawn care in that naturally occurring, organic fertilizers are the most healthy food for any plant. Elimination of toxic pesticides and petroleum based fertilizers contributes to saving environments and facilitation of healthier lives for our children, pets, and families.
Scientific research raises concern about the long term ramifications of chemical fertilizers that are added to soils and their affects to ecosystems, water, and food supplies. The complexity involved in identification and analysis of soil contaminants is expensive and subjective. Fortunately, going green through organic solutions is an easy fix by using naturally occurring fertilizers and pesticides.
Synthetic fertilizers discourage root growth and drought resistance by keeping the nutrients on top of the soil. This causes root systems to grow unnaturally shallow. When rain is sparse, shallow roots die off quicker because they have no heat insulation at the surface and cannot take advantage of water below the surface like and organic landscape can. An organic lawn care program addresses these problems by promoting deep, thick root systems that use water more efficiently and is insulated naturally from the Sun’s heat.