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Non Toxic Lawn Fertilizer - Environmentally Friendly Fertilizer

Fertilizer and pesticides are not healthy for children and pets to play upon. You can have a healthy lawn without the use of chemicals by following a few simple tips.

Mulch your lawn clippings. This can be done with a mulching lawn mower or by going over your grass clippings with your lawn mower and mulching them into small pieces that will decompose and act as a natural fertilizer.

Aerate your lawn. Aeration controls damaging turf insects, which prefer a layer of thatch to live in. You can buy aerators at your garden center. Buy an aerator with spring loaded tines which will remove soil and deposit it on the surface to decompose naturally. The soil should be moist but not wet when you aerate your lawn. Do not attempt to aerate dry soil. Introducing earthworms to your soil is also a great natural aerator.

Let your lawn grow. Cutting your grass too short increases water usage. Let your grass grow 2 to 3 before you cut it. It will re-seed itself and will not burn out as quickly as short grass.

If you decide to use fertilizers, use natural compounds such as dehydrated cow manure, dried poultry manure, fish emulsion, bloodmeal, cottonseed meal and mixed organic fertilizers. Your garden center should have non toxic options in fertilizer.

Use native plantings. These plants have been evolving in your community and are adapted to your soil and climate. As a result, they are more likely to thrive with a minimum of care.

Compost your garbage. (See our article on composting) Composting recycles waste and is a great way to enrich your lawn with loamy soil.


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