Gardening side effects - why they matter in the broader
With traditional fertilisers, much of the nutrients is simply
washed away during watering or rainfall.
It is estimated that 60% of traditional lawn fertiliser
is washed down the drain into streams and waterways or
into ground water. This overabundance of nutrients can create algal
blooms such as blue green algae that can make water unusable, and
damage fish and other life.
Using a slow release lawn food such as Lawn Builder™ virtually
eliminates leaching and runoff of nutrients when used as directed.
The slow release nature of this group of lawn foods means nutrients
are released at the same rate that lawn grases require them.
Frequency of application
How often a product needs to be applied affects not only the
amount that is being released into the environment, but also
how much carbon pollution is created in its
A controlled release fertiliser like Osmocote® only releases
fertiliser when the plants need nutrients given climate
And it's simple. If a small quantity does the job perfectly,
factories will not need to produce as much volume.
Osmocote is manufactured in an environmentally accredited plant
(ISO 14001, as well as ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001) because Scotts
takeits carbon-reducing responsibilities very seriously.
Important soil microbes
Soil microbes have a huge role to play in promoting a healthy
environment. A living soil means more productive plants.
Osmocote encourages microbial activity so effectively that it
has been used in environmental cleanups such as the Exxon Valdez
disaster, where microbes were used to break down the pollutants.
Osmocote was utilised to dramatically increase microbe activity in
the areas affected by this massive oil spill, one of the worst
environmental disasters yet to befall our planet.