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What's In Your Fertilizer?

With every lawn comes lawn care, this is a fact when it comes to natural grass lawns, but synthetic turf lawn care isn’t a concern.


One of the things that come with caring for natural grass lawns is the type of fertilizer a person uses. While there are many types of fertilizer options to choose from, not all fertilizers are the same, and some may not be worth the hassle. 


Chemical V.S. Organic


Chemical fertilizer is bad. We know that. But why?


A few of the top ingredients in chemical fertilizer are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.  While all of these chemicals naturally exist in nature and are great for plant life, overdoing them on your lawn can be hazardous to your health and the health of your family.


Using high levels of these chemicals in your yard can result in cancer, congenital disabilities, and neurological disorder in humans due to their ability to be easily absorbed into the skin. Chemicals in fertilizers can drift during application causing the chemicals to settle onto toys and laundry left out during the day. 


Pets are not immune either. The wildlife association accounts for the higher rates of wildlife poising to be attributed to exposure to fertilizers’ chemicals. 


While there aren’t any harmful drawbacks to organic fertilizer, you might not get the vibrant, healthy-looking lawn you’d want. Since organic fertilizers don’t have the same high-powered ingredients as chemical fertilizer, your lawn won’t get that type of nutrients. That is not to say that your lawn won’t be healthier; it just might take more work to get it looking like the green, vibrant grass you can be proud to call your own. 


Although with synthetic turf grass, you will never have to fertilize or even tend to it. With its color guard technology, it won’t fade due to sun exposure, so you can be assured you will always have healthy colorful grass that is safe to play on and enjoyable for the whole family.

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