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Alternative EarthCare Details the Reasons why Nassau and Suffolk Residents Should Use Organic Fertilizers

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. March 20, 2018 Alternative EarthCare Details the Reasons why Nassau and Suffolk Residents Should Use Organic Fertilizers.

Alternative EarthCare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across Long Island, New York since 1996. Serving both Suffolk and Nassau County, including the East End and the Hamptons, Alternative EarthCare offers a variety of organic, non-toxic lawn care services for your home or business. In addition to beautifying and maintaining properties, the award-winning staff is also dedicated to the safety and health of their customers.

Nassau and Suffolk Fertilizers

Both organic and chemical fertilizers encourage healthier growth for lawns and plants and help balance soil PH to minimize insect and fungal damage. Whichever choice, fertilization is an important part of lawn maintenance and is beneficial for aesthetics, new healthy growth, and even helps property value. However, there are some differences between chemical and organic fertilizers, and depending on individual needs, organic can be a better choice for some homeowners. Alternative EarthCare shares four reasons for Nassau and Suffolk residents to use organic fertilizers.


  1. Organic fertilizers are naturally slow-release fertilizers Chemical fertilizers are bought in both fast-release and slow-release options. Having that choice means more precision is needed in amounts of fertilizers being used and in determining which areas need slow or fast release depending on what is planted Organic fertilizers are naturally slow-release fertilizers which make it impossible to damage plants or lawns by over fertilizing.
  2. Organic fertilizers are safe for people, pets, and plants Organic fertilizers are environmentally friendly and also friendly to all living creatures. They are biodegradable, they do not cause any toxic chemical build-up, and they tend not to leach away from plants as chemical fertilizers sometimes do, requiring fewer applications. Additionally, when gardening fruits and vegetables, organic fertilizers ensures no chemical consumption with home-grown edibles.
  3. Organic fertilizers do not contain mineral salts and require less precision in application Chemical fertilizers contain mineral salts which can kill roots and microbes if improperly applied. Organic fertilizers take that stress away. There’s no over-fertilizing when it comes to organic fertilizers, whereas chemical fertilizers require more precise applications. Over-fertilizing with chemical fertilizers, which contain mineral salts, can burn seedling roots and soil microbes that help to balance PH.
  4. Organic fertilizers have long term benefits Organic fertilizers are sustainable with long lasting benefits to the soil where they are used. Organic fertilizers improve the structure of the soil which helps it to retain water and nutrients for long periods of time. In fact, land that was regularly organically fertilized hundreds of years ago still maintains its fertile integrity today. This means fewer applications over time, healthier soil, and more robust crops with a better yield.