If You Aren’t Using An Organic Fertilizer...

Today, you can’t drive down the highway without seeing a billboard that promotes saving our environment. Everyone’s talking about “going green”. It’s plastered all over the radio and the television too. This has prompted all kinds of people to use organic fertilizer for their fertilizer needs. It doesn’t matter if someone just wants a green lawn, or if a concerned mom wants to grow the best veggies for her family. Organic fertilizer is the sure fire way to make sure we’re doing the right thing for our health and our environment.

Organic fertilizers hold nutrients at a higher capacity than chemical fertilizers do, when used properly. Organic fertilizers are the natural way to ensure healthy vegetation, but if you aren’t a believer yet then you need to consider the facts and maybe see some results for yourself. The difference will astound you and your final outcome, whether it’s a lush green lawn or a plethora of tomatoes…it will put a smile on your face. Normally, anyone switching from a synthetic fertilizer to an organic fertilizer should beware of low yields and not much immediate improvement. This is because the chemicals that have been fed to the lawn, garden and/or crops have depleted all that nature had to offer, and it takes time for that to be replenished. It’s the same thing for the human body once it relies on a synthetic source to kill pain, the natural pain killers that the body has stop working because they aren’t needed anymore. In order for them to work again, they need time to heal.

Luckily there’s a remedy for this when it comes to fertilizer and that’s fish emulsion. Fish emulsion is very fast-acting in comparison to some other organic fertilizers and will help restock your soil with nutrients fairly quick. Most organic fertilizers have to decay in the ground before their nutrients can be accessed, but fish emulsion releases nutrients straight away. Microbial activity will be stimulated, but this reestablishment is relative to how much damage was done to the soil from past chemical use.

Fish emulsion is great for salt sensitive plants too because of its acidic nature so if you’re a desert dweller then this is the organic fertilizer for you. As in any climate, planning accordingly is mandatory, meaning it’s important to fertilize at the proper times to get the most out of your fertilizer. If fertilizer isn’t applied at appropriate times then your results aren’t going to be as great as they could.

Testing your soil annually is also a good idea so you can get a good idea of your pH levels and know what kinds of nutrients are naturally occurring. This will be especially interesting if you have been using a synthetic fertilizer. Then you can see exactly how much damage has been done to your land from chemical use. Keep the results and compare future soil tests to see just how much your soil quality has increased from using organic fertilizer.

Fish emulsion can be used as a foliar feed too, making it that much more appealing. The membranes in your plants’ leaves will rapidly absorb it so there’s no need to worry about it being washed away if it were to rain soon after application. Many people use it as their primary organic fertilizer because the end results can’t be argued with. It has a couple downfalls, but nothing bad enough to stop true believers from using it. The smell isn’t that great, and since it’s so fast-acting it may need to be applied more often than other fertilizers, but that’s nothing compared to the satisfaction you’ll get having the greenest lawn and the hardiest garden.

You can’t go wrong with organic fertilizer, especially fish emulsion, so if you aren’t already then do yourself a favor, do the world a favor, and rethink how you’re managing your lawn and garden, because you can make a difference. Everyone gains when you go green, and if you don’t have a “green thumb” then organic fertilizer will give you one. You won’t be disappointed with your results and everyone will be asking for your secret. Organic fertilizer is making an impact on improving the health of our environment and our bodies, and we can help make an even bigger impact.

Note: For specific information relating to pastures, please go to our pasture fertilizer page.