Organic has become a buzzword from the grocery store to the garden store. But the term has a different meaning depending on where it's used. The first step in making smart choices is to understand all the meanings of the term organic.
At The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, anything plant or animal based is considered organic. For example, organic mulch would be derived from a plant, such as fir bark. Ornamental rock mulch, while natural, would not be considered organic.
In chemistry, the definition of organic is any substance that contains carbon atoms. This definition is more inclusive in that it includes synthetically derived substances, as long as they contain carbon atoms.
The last definition of the word organic comes from gardening, and is probably the first you'd think of. Anything natural applies in this category. An organic garden would not use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, and would not grow genetically engineered plants.
Now that you understand what "organic" means, see the way Scotts® products can help you grow the organic way.