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Beginner’s Guides to Organic Lawn Fertilizer

When it comes to cultivating a lush, green lawn, what you’re feeding the soil below can make all the difference. That’s why you need to be using the best organic lawn fertilizer products to support your lawn’s nutrients needs!

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What is Organic Lawn Fertilizer?

Organic lawn fertilizers use organic animal and plant bi-products to improve soil structure for a healthy, strong, and long-lasting lawn. In fact, many of the natural ingredients you’ll find in organic lawn fertilizer can also be found in our organic gardening or raised bed gardening soils, including kelp meal, alfalfa meal, and chicken manure.

True organic lawn fertilizer will never be made with synthetic additives or ingredients, and will, at a very minimum, meet USDA National Organic Program (NOP) guidelines.

How is Organic Lawn Fertilizer Different from Synthetic Lawn Fertilizer?

Remember that fable about the tortoise and the hare? Well, think of organic lawn fertilizer as the patient, consistent, and persistent tortoise who took his time to do it right. Now, think of synthetic fertilizers as the hare, who rushed out of the gate looking good, only to fall short in the end.

You see, synthetic fertilizers (the hare) tend to give your plants or grass a quick pick me up that lasts a short time and ultimately does nothing for the health and nutrients of the soil. Applying too much can burn your lawn, not to mention leave behind toxic chemicals and synthetic ingredients known to harm pollinators, beneficial bugs, humans, and the four-legged friends we throw the ball around to.

Conversely, organic fertilizers (the tortoise) improve soil structure and stimulate the soil’s microorganisms. They also provide secondary micronutrient grass to stay healthier and greener for longer.

For instance, Kellogg Garden Organics Lawn Food helps feed your lawn’s soil, reduce thatch, and develop deep root systems for both established lawns or new sod for a greener lawn free from synthetic chemicals. It’s also safe to walk on immediately after use, giving you more freedom to enjoy your yard!

Similarly, Kellogg Organic Plus All Purpose Fertilizers are cultivated with beneficial soil microbes and mycorrhizae naturally capable of breaking down soil nutrients to promote the growth of new roots and ultimately help your lawn, plants, and garden life thrive for a long time.

Applying lawn fertilizer

What’s Your Lawn Craving?

Choosing the right organic lawn fertilizer for your yard ultimately depends on the type of grass you’re growing and the nutrients your soil needs.

Things like residential expansion, pollutants, tillage, and floods can change soil’s natural composition and lead to soil degradation, so it helps to know exactly what it is your soil is deficient in rather than experimenting with different fertilizers. Your soil’s composition can be determined with a soil pH test, which will reveal how acidic or alkaline your soil is and help you determine what nutrients to feed it.

Where Can I Buy Organic Lawn Fertilizer?

Ready to start feeding your lawn the nutrients it needs to look and feel better than ever? Find Kellogg Garden products in stores near you today!

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Get the Scoop on Organic Gardening

As the only organic gardening company to earn organic certifications from the USDA NOP, OIM, and OMRI, Kellogg Gardens takes pride in delivering the organic gardening products and inspiration you need to grow your best garden ever. Whether you want to inspire others or need some lawn and garden inspiration yourself, the Kellogg Gardens Youtube, Blog, and Instagram page (@kellogggarden) can all lend a helping hand.

Shop and browse today to learn more about the many benefits organic gardening and lawn care can bring to your yard!

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