Information on Organic Lawn Food

Overview

There are many ways to improve the quality of your soil, but the most natural way to add nutrients to your soil is through application of organic lawn food. There are many benefits to organic lawn food over chemically treated lawn food.

Better for the Environment

Organic lawn food is made from the remains of plants and animals. All of the components of organic lawn food were once alive and were processed without adding any chemical agents. This makes them better for the environment than lawn foods made from chemically produced compounds, as there is no risk of applying too much and contaminating the soil.

Slower Break Down

Organic lawn food breaks down slower than chemically produced lawn food. This helps deliver the nutrients it carries to the lawn more steadily and at a slower rate.

Safe for Children and Pets

With organic lawn food, you don't have to worry about effects on children or pets. There are no chemicals that could be ingested or absorbed through the skin, making it possible for contact with the lawn and soil without risk of getting sick.

Richer Lawn

Organic lawn food improves the density of a lawn by helping the grass grow thicker and spread farther. It also helps the grass take on a deeper green color, making it appear rich and healthy.

Drawback

There is one drawback to organic lawn food: the smell. Fertilizers made of animal and plant remains can often have a strong unpleasant odor that fades slowly with time. This is caused by the further decay of the remains. While safe, the smell is often offensive and off-putting.

References

  • Plant Care's guide to fertilizing lawns
Keywords: lawn, fertilizer, organic plant food

About this Author

Born in Ohio, USA, James Newsome is a photographer, designer, and writer. He worked as a landscaper for seven years as well as attending Wright state University for Fine Arts and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for photography.