The Pros and Cons of Using Organic Fertiliser

Organic Fertiliser

The most natural and environmentally friendly form of fertiliser is known as organic fertiliser. Organic fertilisers are made up of either animal or vegetable matter and contain no artificial or synthetic materials. With organic fertilisers comes a range of great benefits that are sure to make not only you but also your garden smile.

Although organic fertilisers are commonly found in smaller applications such as small farms or home gardens, they are also very beneficial to larger commercial applications. Organic fertilisers are known to work exceptionally well on fruit and vegetable production, cereal crops, pastures and many more applications. Understanding the main benefits of using organic fertilisers will be sure to peak your interest about moving to organic.

 

Pros of Organic Fertilisers

  • Environmentally Friendly

As you’d expect, one of the most beneficial reasons people use organic fertiliser is due to its minimal environmental impact. Organic fertilisers are renewable, biodegradable and sustainable. Charlie Carp’s fertiliser is made from 100% European Carp from Australian waterways, helping to control excess European Carp numbers while replenishing native fish stock.

  • Improved Soil Structure

One of the reason’s many farmers decide to stick to organic fertilisers is due to the positive effects it has on soil fertility. Organic fertilisers help with aeration and drainage to continually improve soil structure. By applying organic fertiliser over many years, the soil structure will continue to improve, increasing its ability to hold water and nutrients and increase the overall longevity of the soil.

  • Minimal Risk of Toxic Build-up

By using chemical fertilisers on soil, you increase the risk of toxic build-up which can be deadly to crops and plants. Not only can it run the risk of your plants dying, it can also have negative health effect’s if humans were to consume toxic fruits or vegetables. By using organic fertilisers, this risk is much lower, meaning a safer and more environmentally sustainable outcome.

  • The Ultimate Slow-Release Fertiliser

Organic fertilisers usually release their nutrients slower, lasting for a longer period. This reduces the chance that you would over fertilise or harm your plants. In some cases, this also means that the frequency in which you need to fertilise your plants will be reduced.

  • Pet-Friendly

A great benefit of choosing Charlie Carp products is that they are perfectly safe for your animals. The products are completely natural and will have no negative effects on the health of your pets. This means you can use the fertilisers on your gardens and lawn without the need to lock your pets away.

 

Cons of Organic Fertilisers

  • Seasonality Can Change Effectiveness

To release the nutrients from organic fertilisers, they need the help from microorganisms. Microorganisms require a level of warmth and moisture to do their job effectively. Therefore, certain seasons can reduce the effectiveness of your organic fertiliser.

Although this can slightly change the effectiveness during certain seasons, in the long run, organic fertilisers are better for earthworms and microorganisms compared to chemical fertilisers. This will increase healthiness and productivity by providing substantial nutrients to your soil and the organisms that are helping to enhance growth.

  • Organic Fertilisers Will Take Time

As they are not enhanced with chemicals, organic fertilisers will take a bit more time to work. You may not notice an immediate change in the growth or healthiness of your plant straight away, but if you give it some time you will be rewarded with some great produce.

One way to boost the effectiveness of your fertiliser while still using only natural products is to choose from Charlie Carps all-purpose range. The all-purpose range is still a 100% natural product, with the added boost of nitrogen to optimise plant growth.

  • Generally, It Is Slightly More Expensive

Depending on the quality of the product and the brand you choose, the organic option is often slightly more expensive. However, when you consider the environmental impact and soil structure benefits, many people could argue that organic fertiliser is more cost effective in the long run.

The decision between organic and chemical fertilisers comes down to you, and your situation. What’s vitally important is that you do your research and consider the brand and its reputation for superior quality fertilisers. The world is shifting towards a more environmentally sustainable future, why don’t you join in and move to organic?

Want to learn more about Charlie Carp Organic Fertilisers? Give us a call on 1300 305 963, or head over to our contact us page.

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