Many Reasons for Using Organic Gardening Products.
One of the best reasons for using organic gardening products is that you will be creating your own solution to a problem that has existed for years. The problem is that due to the mass production of products our society has become dependent upon manufactured products that contain chemicals. These chemicals are not only dangerous to the environment, but they also pose a threat to your own health.
It is my hope that this article on organic gardening and pesticide awareness will help you reach a place of self-enlightenment where you will no longer be defined by your uncontrollable spray of chemical insecticides.
The reason I say this is because I have read evidence that some manufacturers of pesticides and chemical lawn products are enjoying a surge in popularity among consumers. This is a definite trend that I wish to capitalize upon.
The way our society has changed over the last few years.
The thing to remember is that the majority of homeowners who desire to engage in organic gardening activities do so for one of two reasons:
1. They have concluded, after research, that chemical pesticides are not causing issues for their lawns and gardens.
2. They are unsure of how to deal with the problems without using harmful chemicals.
But, the number one reason given by homeowners for taking up organic gardening is, “I don’t want to harm the environment.”
Well, you can’t help the environment and you can’t control the weather, but you can control the way you garden. The way you garden is a reflection of what you want and need.
If homeowners are determined to use chemicals on their lawns and gardens, they should first look at their reasons for doing so.
The reason for wanting to eliminate chemical pesticides is that you don’t want to harm yourself or your family. You deserve the best and if you use chemical products, you will deserve the worst.
If you decide to use organic products, you need to understand that you won’t be able to use off-the-shelf pesticides. These products are chemical pesticides that are resistant to all-natural products.
Even if a chemical product is labeled as organic, it may still be harmful to you or your child. The way to guard against these types of pesticides is to create an ecosystem in your garden and around your home that will keep pests in check naturally.
I have four main points in my organic gardening guidelines that you should know.
1. Use biological pest control.
When you decide to use a chemical pesticide, biological control is the first method of approach. If you plan to garden organically, you need to understand that biological control may be an additional cost and hassle.
There are many types of beneficial insects that will control pests in your garden. You can invite these ladybugs by planting Marigolds. If you want a hardy, quick grower, plant Sunflowers. And if you want a more delicate type of plant, plant Thyme.
If you’re growing vegetables, there’s a reason to incorporate marigolds into your garden. They are an indicator of your soil type. You can change the soil type around to improve the growth of your vegetables.
2. Grow plants in a healthier manner.
Organic plant growth is based on the concept that plants are living organisms. They need the same nutrients as humans.
If you use man-made fertilizers, including fertilizer, you will kill the microorganisms that live in the soil.
They are vital to the plant’s growth and health. You can’t kill them all, but you can ensure that they don’t survive by not killing the good organisms.
When you fertilize with man-made chemicals, you not only kill the bad organisms but also your helpful organisms. Chemical fertilizer is extremely toxic.
This is why it is much better to use organic plant fertilizer.
3. Watch for pest infestations early.
If you do notice pest infestations, pay attention to them.
Pest infestations early detection means that you’ll have the chance to avoid them before they create havoc in your garden.
And, if you’re looking for tips on how to make your garden grow, you’ll definitely want to pay attention to the pests!
4. Cultivate the soil to grow healthy plants.
The only way that you can ensure that your plants grow as healthy as possible is to do it in the correct soil conditions.
If your soil is too acidic, you need to add some lime. If it’s too alkaline, develop soil conditioners that will bring it back to proper pH balance.
There are special shops that supply organic gardening soil or you can purchase general plant food. The soil will need gardening exposure, so make sure that you read the instructions on the bag!