As 2022 draws to a close, experts do not always agree on an overall economic forecast. Some feel that the economy will rebound quickly; others believe it will take longer for the world to shake off the effects of the pandemic and normalize supply chains. In the meantime, inflation has hit almost all sectors to a greater or lesser degree, including man-made fertilizers. The rising price of nitrogen fertilizers and other soil amendments have made some landscape businesses turn to more natural, organic methods to defray costs. This change is not only good for the environment but may signal a shift away from the old mindset of chemical-based fertilizers.
A recent report indicates that the price of nitrogen-based fertilizers has increased by more than 100 percent over the past two years. While the largest implication of these costs applies to large-scale farming enterprises, smaller landscape companies and even individual home or business owners who rely on commercial fertilizers are also feeling the bite. The cost of applying fertilizers to maintain lush lawns and lovely landscapes has risen significantly, along with the cost of materials, tools, and everything else related to outdoor area care.
The good news is that these price spikes may be encouraging landscape companies to consider moving to low- or no-cost organic maintenance methods. By changing over to organic, many landscape companies can see an immediate drop in their overhead, and clients can still enjoy beautiful, healthy outdoor spaces.
Organic methods are often overlooked when considering how to maintain a lawn or garden, simply because most people are used to the convenience of “purchase and pour” products that promise unparalleled results. However, many organic maintenance methods are really no more work than chemical applications and offer the bonus of being highly affordable and good for the environment. For example:
Ultimately, organic fertilizers help business owners save on the cost of landscaping and ensure a vibrant, beautiful outdoor space that is kind to the environment.
If you are interested in learning more about organic landscaping methods, contact Juniper Landscape Company today. We will be happy to work with you to create a sustainable, healthy plan for your outdoor spaces!