Do My Own Lawn Care – Organic Fertilizers – Ep21

Thought I would switch it up a bit for the
intro! Today, we’re going to do something I’ve been
wanting to do since I started this project. Throw down an organic fertilizer. But as usual, we’re going to discuss some
things first. Mainly organic fertilizer versus inorganic
fertilizer. So for starters, organic fertilizers such
as manure, or compost, or bone meal are derived directly from plant or animal sources. Versus inorganic fertilizers, which are also
called commercial or synthetic fertilizers. Now inorganic fertilizers, they do go through
a bit of a manufacturing process. They’re made up of ammonium sulfate or ammonium
phosphate, and there’s also natural mineral deposits found within them. But inorganic fertilizers usually only contain
a few nutrients, generally nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. There’s also some sulfate in some inorganic
fertilizers, and they’re usually made up of all those materials that I’ve previously mentioned. Inorganic fertilizers, they get lost from
the soil quickly so you’ve got to reapply several times throughout the growing season. Unless you use one that’s formulated specifically
to be a slow release which will stretch out that application time. You’ve also got to be very careful with inorganic
fertilizers because they’re so concentrated and water soluble, it’s easy to over apply
and burn up your yard. Back to organic fertilizers, many of those
usually contain a lot of plant nutrients in small concentrations. Now many of these nutrients, they have to
be converted into inorganic forms by soil bacteria and fungi before plants are able
to use them. Now because of that, many organic fertilizers
are slowly released over time. Another big benefit to organic fertilizers,
is it’s going to help water movement throughout the soil and, over time, it will help build
up soil structure. And speaking of soil, organic fertilizers
feed microbes back into the soil, making it a little bit easier to work with. As far as cost is concerned, organic versus
inorganic, organics are probably going to be a little bit more on the expensive side. And what I mean by that, organic fertilizers
are less concentrated, so it’s going to supply fewer nutrients, pound for pound. Now the organic fertilizer that I’m going
to be using today is an all purpose organic nitrogen fertilizer, composed primarily of
heat dried microbes that can be used on lawns, shrubs, trees, flowers, and vegetables. And what’s cool about it, it can be applied
anytime during the growing season, and is suitable for just about any climate. And there’s hardly any chemical salts in it,
so it won’t burn plants or scorch lawns even if we’re applying it at high noon. The risk of burning up your yard with this
fertilizer, very very slim. Another thing that I really really like about
it, is that it doesn’t have to be watered in and it contains iron to give our lawn a
deep rich green color. Am I overly excited to start spreading this? Possibly, but I’m just excited to see what
an organic fertilizer is going to do to make this lawn pop even more! So, time to get applying. Cue the montage and music! So, there we go. There’s organic fertilizer for the yard. I’m excited to see what that’s going to do. This fertilizer is a slow release; it’s going
to feed for about eight to ten weeks, so I won’t have to reapply until the end of August. Roughly. So, that’s really it for this one. Just wanted to do a quick, organic fertilizer
application video, to see what it’s going to do. That;s it for this one. If you have any other further questions about
organic fertilizers, leave them in the comments section below, email the customer service
staff, or pick up the phone and give us a call. I hope that was helpful, and I hope you’ll
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14 thoughts on “Do My Own Lawn Care – Organic Fertilizers – Ep21

  1. Get ready for the bugs to Feast upon you and your lawn.. I used Milo few times made my lawn look good but couldn't stand to sit out side or mow my lawn the gnats and other bugs was so bad.

  2. Question: Before you cut the grass it looks pretty green all over…but just after you cut…it seems yellowish in many areas. Why is that? Could you be cutting it too low?

  3. What does it smell like? Can’t come within blocks of synthetics without getting real sick. Need something really no odor.

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