Organic fertilizer can have benefits in some areas that traditional chemical fertilizers don’t. While good to excellent results from chemical based fertilizer are to be expected with proper application and blending choices, organics have some strong advantages. They can:
Improve soil over time if used regularly
Help Balance soil pH
Fight some diseases and suppress damage from others
Add natural micro nutrients not present in poor soil
*In our area natural fertilizer can have positive effects on many diseases including necrotic ring spot. Though not a cure, organic based fertilizer can help reduce or even reverse damage. Also, with organic fertilizer other spring and summer diseases such as red thread, helminthosporium and rhizoctonia can be lessened or even eliminated.
*The down side of the organic fertilizer is that it does not always bring the desired color or last long. We have been working with organic for four seasons and have developed a program that brings the benefits of organics with superior color that lasts 6-8 weeks. We include weed control as needed to give a green healthy weed free lawn.
*Our organic program is very popular. With proper watering and mowing the result is excellent over time. We recommend it for anyone, but especially lawns affected by necrotic ring spot, or lawns in clay or sandy soils.