Reasons to Stop Using Synthetic Fertilizers

January 17, 2023


We would like to talk about synthetic fertilizer and why you should stop using them.


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Synthetic Fertilizer 

Synthetic fertilizer is a chemically manufactured product that is used to provide plants with essential nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium in a salt based form. Typically made from inorganic substances, such as minerals and synthetic compounds. Only providing Macronutrients for your plant, and NO Micronutrients.  

Organic Fertilizer 

Organic fertilizers are plant or animal-based products that are used to provide plants with essential macro nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Also essential micro nutrient, such as manganese, iron and calcium. These fertilizers are derived from natural sources and are designed to improve soil health and fertility while providing plants with the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. Organic fertilizer is more environmentally friendly and sustainable than synthetic fertilizers, as they are derived from natural sources and do not contain synthetic chemicals that will burn your plant(s).

5 Reasons to Stop Using Synthetic Fertilizer

  • Synthetic fertilizers can have negative impacts on the environment: They can leach into water sources and contribute to water pollution, as well as contribute to greenhouse gas emissions during their production and transportation.

  • Synthetic fertilizers often contain only a few primary nutrients, and may not provide the full range of micronutrients that plants need to thrive: This can lead to nutrient imbalances in the soil and negatively impact plant health.

  • Synthetic fertilizers can alter the natural balance of soil microbes and reduce the overall health of the soil over time: This can lead to a decrease in soil fertility and make it more difficult for plants to absorb nutrients.

  • Some synthetic fertilizers contain pesticides that can be harmful to beneficial insects and other wildlife: Using these fertilizers can have negative impacts on the overall health of your garden ecosystem.

  • There are many alternatives to synthetic fertilizers that can be more environmentally friendly and beneficial for your plants and soil: Use organic fertilizers, such as compost or manure, or using natural methods to improve soil health, such as mulching or crop rotation.

Why Elm Dirt

Elm Dirt products create a true living soil with a secondary root system using microbes and fungi around the plant creating a symbiotic relationship. This is called Mycorrhizae. This secondary root system allows the plant to uptake 20-30 times more nutrients. Roots can hold more water, nutrients and defend against pests and pathogens. Also creating more drought resistant plants. 

  • Easy to use

  • 100% Organic 

  • Builds up soil health

  • Ingredients sustainably resourced

  • Includes high-quality worm casting

  • Contains over 50 micro and macro nutrients

  • Safe for all plants, people, pets and pollinators

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