Utah Compost Versus Synthetic Fertilizers For A Healthy Landscape
Landscape Supply of Utah carries top quality Utah compost because they understand how important it is to use instead of synthetic fertilizer. They carry top quality Fertimulch Poultry compost that will grow healthy landscapes. For the people that want to remain totally organic, Landscape Supply of Utah also offers organic compost for Salt Lake City landscapes.
Using Salt Lake City compost creates a regenerative approach which will build new soil, creating a healthy and resilient soil. Biologically alive soil provides more structure, preventing erosion. Healthy soil is more permeable, and has more aeration for healthier microorganism growth.
There have been many studies and lots of research done on non organic fertilizers, including many done by the Rodale Institute. After many years of extensive research some startling information has come to light about non organic fertilizer use compared to the use of compost or organic fertilizers.
In 2005 Environmental, Energetic, and Economic Comparisons of Organic and Conventional Farming Systems published the following information about synthetic fertilizer use. Since the heavy use of synthetic fertilizers began in the 1940’s, there have been 4.7 billion acres of soil which have been significantly degraded worldwide.
This extensive research and studies show plants that are fed with manmade synthetic fertilizers in poor soils have weak root systems, which will make the plants vulnerable to drought and disease, and then will require increased irrigation and application of pesticides.
Over time, soil that is synthetically fertilized will deteriorate and compact, causing it to lose its spongy, absorptive qualities. This will cause erosion and promote rapid water runoff, instead of water slowly absorbing into the soil to be made available to the plant roots.
When the soil becomes compacted it is called hardpan, and water that runs across hardpan soil causes even more erosion and damage to the soil, plus the water is not available to the roots of the plants. Knowing this information makes it easy to see why synthetic fertilizers degrade the land, and create an increasing cycle of dependence. Degraded soil also lacks trace nutrients that make plants healthy and lush.
Many of the fertilizer products found on local home and garden store shelves are synthetic fertilizers which create compacted soils. That is why Landscape Supply of Utah carries high quality, natural Fertimulch Poultry compost, along with organic compost.
The experienced landscape designers at Landscape Supply of Utah can help you make the right choice on the correct amendments for your specific needs. So when it comes to using Utah compost, call Landscape Supply of Utah who can deliver any quantity from 1 yard bags to dump truck loads.
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