This is my second year of using TerraCycle liquid worm poop lawn fertilizer. TerraCycle is a natural fertilizer made using recycled garbage and worms. Instead of putting down harsh chemicals which can burn your lawn if applied to liberally or cause other harm to water supplies and your neighborhood. You can use a natural product that is just as effective if not superior. If better growing results or health and safety aren’t a concern to you. Then maybe considering cost will get your attention. The large bottle pictured above can do our decent sized yard multiple times. For a lower upfront cost than traditional lawn chemicals your getting more fertilizer applications for less money.
Since TerraCycle worm poop lawn fertilizer is natural based it won’t burn your lawn like traditional chemical fertilizers. While you should definitely follow application instructions and timeframes. You don’t have to worry about putting to much in one place and having your lawn burn. When looking at other lawns that have used traditional lawn chemical services. It’s my opinion that our lawn is just as nice. Granted there is some work to do in regards to weeds and unwanted types of grasses. However their are more natural ways to resolve these issues as well.
So far the results I’ve seen this year have been great. This is the first year that no chemical fertilizer or weed killer has been used with this lawn. Our landlord has been very gracious in allowing us the chance to show that natural products can shine. Again this year I’m putting the TerraCycle Garden Fertilizer to use. To me the plants look as if they have had a great growth cycle so far. In the end true results will be seen towards the end of the year. After we see how the plants and lawn hold up to the summer heat. Along with growth results.
Honestly the only problem with TerraCycle I’ve seen so far is finding where to purchase it. Target, Wal-Mart and Home Depot are suppose to carry the TerraCycle product line. I’m currently only affiliate with one of those companies. While the TerraCycle website list several websites to make online purchases. When I have looked at these sites none of them have had the TerraCycle products I want in stock. The new worm castings product has been easy to find locally though. Why TerraCycle won’t sell their products direct to consumer from their website online is beyond me. Especially when you have customers that aren’t getting to purchase the products they want.
When looking online again a few days ago Amazon had only the small bottle of TerraCycle Garden Fertilizer available. Wal-Mart, Target and Home Depot had no TerraCycle products available for online purchase. Locally last year our Wal-Mart on the Westside kept a decent supply of TerraCycle. Our last visit there a few days ago there were no TerraCycle products on the shelves. We have tried the other Wal-Mart across town as well. The local Springfield, IL Target has had the worm castings and garden fertilizer ( small size ) in stock. However they aren’t carrying the TerraCycle liquid worm poop lawn fertilizer or the larger version of the garden product. The Chatham Ace Hardware carries just the garden fertilizer from TerraCycle. Ace Hardware online doesn’t offer any of the companies product line.
We have been to Menards, Lowes, Meijer and several other places. The local store Food Fantasies doesn’t have any room to carry gardening or lawn products. Although they and County Market do carry some of the other eco-friendly products my household purchases. The closest Home Depot is 30 minutes away and we haven’t headed that way yet. I just find it frustrating and odd that a decent size community such as Springfield can’t have one store that keeps the TerraCycle product line in stock. I’m not sure if this is do to a bad distribution network. The lack of name brand recognition in regards to TerraCycle products. Supply and demand. Or just the unwillingness of retail stores to provide customers with choices other than poisonous chemicals.
Either way I have the need and want to use TerraCycle products. Last year I truly felt the natural fertilizer provided good results. Enough so that I wanted to only put those into use again on our lawn and garden. The only thing stopping me from doing so is product availability. Lets not even get into the fact that the only new TerraCycle item I’ve been able to find so far this year is the worm castings. Even though this company has released a large number of new products including eco-friendly cleaners. Good luck finding any of these in Central Illinois.
I’m wanting at the very least their new tree fertilizer. I’m also wanting the large versions of the lawn and garden fertilizer. I’ve not been able to find either of these this year so far. I’m almost empty with the TerraCycle liquid worm poop lawn fertilizer large bottle pictured above. I have maybe enough to do the front portion of our lawn one more time. That bottle was purchased late in the season last year. We bought most of the local Wal-Mart’s supply.
From what I’ve seen there should be less chance of any fertilizer run off with TerraCycle. If you spray some on concrete and let it sit for awhile. You will see that the product crystallizes. My thought is this helps the product to better stay in place and deliver the natural fertilizer to the lawn or plants. After doing a bit of reading online and off, plus watching one television show I’m thinking that TerraCycle is basically a compost tea. There may be a few things that make the TerraCycle product different from other compost tea. But I think the general principle is the same.
To me the TerraCycle product is a good example of how things should be done. Finding a way to put waste product into use instead of just putting things into a landfill. I think many people have been using concepts similar to TerraCycle for some time now. However as far as I’m aware no one has really gone into major mass production like this company has. What is good to see is a company finding a way to use recycled material to make a market that should make recycling an even more worthwhile option.
Interested in seeing how TerraCycle Worm Poop is made? Check out the video.
The website describing the lawsuit against TerraCycle by Miracle Grow is no longer active. But isn’t dead by any means.
Looks as if a jury or judge were morons. Or maybe Scott’s just has really good lawyers. Either way here is an example of big business doing things the wrong way instead of competing. Didn’t know it was wrong to state your product was just as good or better than the competition. It also looks as if free speech has been squashed in corporate America as well.
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