What is a Natural Nitrogen Fertilizer?

August 21, 2022
Pride In Turf

Pride In Turf is a local Atlanta lawn fertilization company. We get many questions about fertilizer, here are some lawn care tips.

Organic Natural Nitrogen Fertilizer

Using an organic nitrogen fertilizer is a good option if you wish to minimize the harmful environmental impacts associated with chemical treatments as well as other benefits.  It is helpful to understand what a natural nitrogen fertilizer is and the benefits of using this type of fertilizer.  Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients that plants need.  Nitrogen plays an important role in the development of leaves and the process of photosynthesis.  Natural fertilizer is a fertilizer made from organic materials.  One of its main purposes is to provide nutrients to the soil. There are many different types of natural fertilizer which can be made out of animal manure, crop wastes, compost, and wood ash.  Chemical fertilizers are synthesized, whereas natural fertilizers are not.  

NPK

NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium) are required in larger quantities than micronutrients or trace elements.  They are the primary macronutrients that plants need.  There are six macronutrients which include:  

  • Nitrogen – the number one nutrient to provide to your plants, a.  s it is a component of chlorophyll, which gives plants their green color. 
  • Phosphorus – essential for root growth and helps the plant develop strong stems and branches
  • Potassium – essential for the development of photosynthesis, development of cell walls, and overall health of the plant
  • Calcium – essential for cell position and