Organic V Synthetic


Natural versus synthetic chemicals. Ever wonder what’s the difference?

Organic or natural practices emulate nature by building healthy nutrient-rich soils. Nature has powerful checks and balances that work to give you long-term bountiful results with minimal disease, insect and weed problems. It takes patience to go organic as nature does work slowly, but the results are always great.

Synthetic chemicals give you temporary control over your lawn and plants. Fertility is temporarily spiked up for a few weeks with synthetics but overall soil health and fertility declines year after year. Your lawn and turfgrass become chemically dependant, more susceptible to disease, insects and weeds, and soil compaction is inevitable. Of course you can still buy more synthetics to deal with these problems.

Building soil fertility can now be a lot easier. Independent Nurseries, garden centers and lawn maintenance companies are now carrying all-purpose organic fertilizers from The Sustainable Garden. These fertilizers are made from a rich blend of alfalfa and other natural ingredients that are extremely effective. In fact, in recent tests in the US, Alfalfa natural fertilizer out performed the synthetic chemical fertilizer.