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Are fertilisers harmful?

by Gardengram 08 Mar 2022
Are fertilisers harmful?

Does using fertilizers for your garden and green babies scare you of their chemical reaction? Well, you are not alone. But fertilisers can be safe. Let’s find out how. 

 

When it comes to homes with children and pets, safety always comes first. Many plant parents worry about the possible health and environmental consequences of plant fertilizers. And to a large extent, their concerns are justified. Improper use of fertilizers can  be harmful, causing allergic reactions, itching and other symptoms. However, it is important to understand that ‘improper use’ is the key. However, some fertilizers could be extremely toxic, especially to animals. Hence it is always a good idea to check label. 

 

Type of fertilizer plays a huge role

The type of fertilizers used in gardens play a vital role in the overall health of your garden. You can spot a high quality fertilization programme by its use of organic fertilizer that improves the quality of soil while remaining safe and gentle on the ecosystem. Organic fertilizers are gentle and slow- releasing. They have minimal environmental impact , and don’t seep chemicals into the water system. They are also gentle on the skin. 

 

Quantity of fertilizer usage

Applying a balanced dose of fertilizers is critical and is essential for safety as well. Even though some homeowners fertilize their garden by following labeled instructions, there are skills and knowledge that a professional can provide that will guarantee safety. One of the most common mistakes made by beginners is adding excess fertilizer to the garden. This can damage the garden and if you are a pet parent there may be additional concerns as well. It will increase the chance that the fertilizer will be picked in the fur or paws of the pet and spread around the house.

So, in light of the above, we would recommend to use good quality fertilizers for your plants in a balanced dose. 

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