Your choice of fertilizer matters.
Fertilizer is designed to speed up what nature does on its own: it feeds important nutrients to plants to help them grow. A gardener with an impatient green thumb may choose a traditional synthetic fertilizer instead of organic because it is easy to find and fast acting.
However, because of salt content, application of synthetic fertilizer damages everything about your soil. Porosity, hardness, moisture holding capacity, structure, fertility, and plant's own natural pesticide production are all negatively impacted.
Ironically, bad soil is often why we fertilize in the first place. Organic fertilizers like John & Bob's Nourish-Biosol and Value Rich release nutrients slowly to feed plants safely while improving soil structure to promote long term health. Organic fertilizers bring the best of nature to your garden.