What does it mean to garden organically? At its foundation, organic gardening simply means working with nature, rather than against it.
Organic gardening often conjures up images of hard, intense labor in an age where chemical weed control and fertilization appeal to instant gratification and ease of use. Natural alternatives can be far easier to use in gardening and lawn care than you may imagine and can be made inexpensively from ingredients that you already own …
Create an outdoor lifestyle that welcomes your four-legged friends, while also providing a beautiful and safe environment in which you can relax and enjoy nature together. You and your pooch can go greener with spectacular results! We’ll show you how with easy to follow tips…
1. Proper Plant Selection: Organic pest control begins with plant selection. Select healthy, hardy plants that are well-suited to your local climate and soil type. Sickly plants are a magnet for pests since their natural defenses are weakened. Examine plants carefully and read the care tags before purchasing at your local nursery.
2. Practice Basic Garden Hygiene: Pick up dead or dying plant material promptly. Large amounts of rotting leaves and stems create perfect places for harmful insects and parasites to thrive.
3. Don’t Water Too Often: Excessive watering causes soggy soil resulting in root rot, which can weaken your plants and lawn. As plants weaken, they become susceptible hosts for pests.
4. Use Plants That Beneficial Bugs Like: Many non-predatory adult phase insects are drawn to sweet-smelling, nectar-rich flowering plants. Include these plants in your garden, and these beneficial insects will come to drink the sugary syrup, mate, and lay eggs. A natural way to controlling bug problems!