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Fertilizers can be made from natural or man-made materials. Natural fertilizers consist of animal manure, bird excrement, composted materials or plant residue. Human-made fertilizers are derived from chemicals, combining... More »

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The best fertilizer for grass depends on how much nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium a lawn needs. To get fertilizer with the correct nutrients, experts recommend having soil tested. Private companies and many universit... More »

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Artificial fertilizers are man-made chemical compounds that mimic the soil's natural minerals and elements to maximize plant growth. They usually contain different ratios of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magn... More »

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Lawn fertilizers can hurt dogs, according to Garden Guides. Lawn fertilizers carry nitrogen, phosphate and potassium, all of which cause irritation to a dog's stomach when ingested. A study conducted by Purdue University... More »

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Benefits of home composting include producing nutrient-rich soil, reducing the need for chemical fertilizers, reducing landfill methane emissions and lowering one’s carbon footprint. Composting yard waste and food scraps... More »

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The term "organically grown" means that the food in question, such as a fruit or a vegetable, has been grown using only natural (i.e., not synthetic) pesticides and fertilizers. While technically, any food can claim to b... More »

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Artificial fertilizers are man-made chemical compounds that mimic the soil's natural minerals and elements to maximize plant growth. They usually contain different ratios of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magn... More »

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