Using chemicals to grow your garden faster and bigger has gone out of control. To grow plants that we cannot have in our climate, and or to grow them fast during the season they do not normally ripe, we need a little help that actually proved to be a double-edged sword. Not only do herbicides and pesticides kill poor birds and insects, chemicals that can be found in your garden are also very harmful for your children or pets. Scientists also found that they tend to pollute the water systems, what can eventually lead to causing greater diseases like liver and kidney damage, but also damage to our nervous system. And what can we do about this? How can we eliminate pesticides from our gardens without loosing what we have planted all this time?
Help the Healthy Grow
The first thing you need to save in your garden are those plants that are the healthiest, because they are the strongest ones and you can be sure that they can survive mostly anything. Start with putting as much compost as possible in the soil around them, but make sure that it is an HYPERLINK "http://www.planetnatural.com/composting-101/"organicHYPERLINK "http://www.planetnatural.com/composting-101/" compost, and provide them with the healthiest environment you can for them to thrive. By surrounding your plants with organic soil you can be sure that they are protected from ground beetles, spiders, centipedes and other small predators.
Out With the Old and Damaged
Second thing you have to do to help your healthy plants grow is get rid of all the ones that have no chance of recovering. After that you will have plenty of soil left for what is left to bloom, but also a lot of room for new ones.
When choosing which plants to grow instead of your old dead ones, make sure that you do your homework and find out which ones can actually grow in your environment. If you live in the colder climate, that it does not really make sense to grow tropical plants, since they would need a lot of chemical help to bloom, so always get domestic ones that you are absolutely sure will grow mostly on their own.
Accept the Help
When we see those little bugs and pests in our garden we immediately believe that they pose a threat for our plants and do whatever we can to get rid of them. However, the fact is that most of them are actually on your side and help transfer pollen, fertilize female flowers and kill the ones that do no good. So to encourageHYPERLINK "http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/pest-control/plants-to-attract-beneficial-insects-zl0z1005zvau.aspx" your garden allies to visit your garden more often, there are a couple of technique you could use: first, make sure that you choose colorful flowers, as they attract bees and wasps; secondly, go for plants that are of different sizes; and thirdly, try not to be too tidy. You do have to take good care of your garden, but go as natural as possible and provide birds and insects with shelter and nesting spots, and they will help you too.
Organic Solutions for Pest Problems
However, sometimes it just seems impossible to get rid of all the bad bugs that are destroying your garden and you just have to come up with some kind of spray-like product that will scare them away. Do not immediately grab toxic ones, but rather choose insecticidal soaps or horticultural oils that can also help you a lot to control crickets, fleas, mites and caterpillars. To spray these on your plants evenly and effortlessly, use handy pumps like Rapid Spray's sprayer pumps that are easy to manage even by not so skilful gardeners. In order to get rid of slugs, many opt for putting coffee grounds or even copper mesh around the plants they want to save. Also, many experienced gardeners use cayenne pepper for other annoying critters.
Organic gardening is slowly but surely becoming the only right way of gardening. If you choose to grow chemical-free garden, you are doing a lot of good both to your family and your environment. Since they proved to have an extremely negative effect and do more damage than good, it is extremely important to stay away from pesticides and herbicides, and let your plants grow naturally.