Natural Fertilizer
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Natural fertilizer is a harmless and an easy way to nourish a garden without actually having to spend a penny. It protects plants as there is no phosphate run-off that could burn their roots. And it’s incredibly cheap as most of the base materials are in, around or close by your home.

Animal Manure

Horse, cow and chicken manures are excellent fertilizers. However, you must keep in mind that whatever chemicals are present in the animal’s diet will go to your soil as well. Dig the manure into the soil, don’t just spread it on top, else it will lose much of its nutrients. But, keep away fresh manure from the roots of young plants as it can burn them.


If you live near a coast then seaweeds can be a great natural fertilizer for your garden. Just collect the seaweeds that wash up the shore, rinse them to remove some of the salt and apply them directly to the soil. It is an all purpose fertilizer that contains everything that your plants will need.


To make this natural fertilizer you will need grass clippings, brown leaves and left over things. Select a place for collecting all the left over things and make a large compost bin by piling slatted wood or recycled pallets.

First put a layer of grass clippings (let them dry in the sun for a day or two so they are not moist) and brown leaves which is 4 inches thick. Then put a 1 inch layer of garden soil. Keep placing alternate layers of these materials. You can also add kitchen greens and egg-shells to it.

Mix it with a spade fork round and round after a week and then up and down each week. Your organic fertilizer will be ready within two months.

Wood ash, beer and coffee grinds are also good natural fertilizers. Spread a thin layer of ashes from your open fireplace or combustion stove in your garden and dig wherever you can. It is a good source of potassium and phosphate. Instead of flushing the beer dregs left after a party down a sink, try using them on your plants. Sprinkle grounded coffee on your lawn and near your plants and dig it in a little. It is a good source of natural nourishment for plants.