Unlike chemical fertilizers, organic material does more than provide organic nutrients. It also improves soil structure and increases it's ability to hold both water and nutrients. Heavy applications of commercial fertilizers can build up toxic concentrations of salts in the soil, thus creating chemical imbalances, not only in your garden but in our ponds, lakes, and other natural habitats.
Here at Cape Cod Worm Farm we do not allow for advertisments on our websites. Our Site is not only a leading source for worms and their byproducts but also as Maggie wished, educational. We are Proud to put a link to GreenCape, a excellent non profit organization and source of information on pesticides and their use, harmful or otherwise and how it affects our bodies, minds and mother earth.
Before you buy Scott's brand lawn products:
"Of 30 commonly used lawn pesticides, 13 are probable or possible carcinogens, 14 are linked with birth defects, 18 with reproductive effects, 20 with liver or kidney damage, 18 with neurotoxicity, and 28 are sensitizers and/or irritants. Of those same 30 lawn pesticides, 17 are detected in groundwater, 23 have the ability to leach into drinking water sources, 24 are toxic to fish and other aquatic organisms vital to our ecosystem, 11 are toxic to bees, and 16 are toxic to birds."
If you can Venn Diagram that sentence, contact the Harvard Math Department. They want you. Find out more at Beyond Pesticides.org