Chemical fertilisers are detrimental to our environment. They leach out of the soil and contaminate ground water, they kill the microbes in the soil and on your crop, plants. You breath these chemicals in when you’re playing on the grass or mowing your lawn.
Another problems with chemical fertilisers apart from killing the life in your soil, is trying to hold the chemical fertiliser in your soil, if you over water your lawn, crop or heavy rain leaches or washes the synthetic fertiliser down through your soil profile and away from your lawn,turf and garden plants. This chemical fertiliser then ends up in our ground water polluting our natural rivers and dams, plus our drinking water supplies.
Do you really want your children or pets playing on a chemically fertilised lawn, what about when you mow that lawn what do you think is in the dust you are breathing in.
Organic fertilisers should be the fertiliser of choice as they are beneficial to the environment whilst rebuilding the life in your turf grass and lawn areas, organic fertilisers have no negative effect on our natural waterways fish or frogs, even more important is they are safe to apply around your pets and children. When you mow your grass you should have no real concern as long as your using organic products
In a healthy soil, soil microbes consume the minerals, nutrients and tied up chemicals that are already in the soil profile, these compounds are then contained in the microbe’s bodies until the microbe is consumed by other soil microbes or dies, this stops the nutrients and minerals from leaching out of the soil profile with heavy rain or irrigation. This is the organic slow release method of farming that is sustainable, and this is why you can reduce your fertiliser inputs when you go organic