Doster Landscaping Contractor

Doster Lawns & Landscaping, LLC

   Jan 24

Organic vs. Inorganic Lawn Maintenance

The Benefits of Organic Lawn Care

Today, the lawn care specialists of Doster Landscaping Contractor will focus on the differences of organic lawn maintenance and the inorganic one. We will help you understand the advantages and drawbacks of both options and make up your mind on which one to choose.


  • Ingredients. Manure, compost, bone meal, sewage sludge, feather meal, alfalfa meal, urea, burned eggshells, bat guano, fish emulsion, fish meal, cottonseed meal, seaweed meal, and phosphorus (only in a few states where that is allowed).
  • Organic materials are easily decomposed by microorganisms in the soil.
  • They may cost a bit more than the inorganic materials, but they will help you promote healthy life of microorganisms and fungi in the soil. Over time, lawns will become more sustainable themselves, and it will require less maintenance in the long run.


  • About 3,000,000 tons of inorganic fertilizer is applied to different lawns in the US on a yearly basis. This means greater potential for toxic runoff in our communities.
  • Constant exposure to some inorganic lawn fertilizers may, instead of making your lawn look healthier, burn your lawn and harm the plants on the territory of your property.
  • Over-fertilization can also cause damage to the soil because of toxic levels of salt in the soil.
  • Inorganic fertilizers can contaminate your water supplies and affect your family, pets, as well as the environment you live in.
  • Inorganic lawn care has been related to the following health problems and disorders: Irritation in your eyes, skin, and nose, burning or itching throat, rashes and blistering, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headaches, coughing, nervous system disorders, hyperactive disorder, attention-deficit, asthma, poisoning, lung cancer, and leukemia.

If you are currently looking for a lawn maintenance specialist in Knoxville, TN but you do not know any contractor you can count on, you can consider trying the environmentally friendly lawn care services of our team. We will not apply any inorganic substances around your property and will do our best to keep your backyard environment healthy, so your family can enjoy spending time there. For more information regarding our pricing, call us at (865) 221-8548!

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