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Go Organic At Home Cont.

Organic fertilizers, while possibly having lower levels of the nutrients than synthetic fertilizers, have the ability to function in harmony with the soil while synthetic fertilizers generally go to the plant not soil. Appropriate organic fertilizers will increase the organic content of your soil, enhancing its ability to supply nutrients and other elements that are essential to plant growth. Organic fertilizers can improve the structure of your garden soil while promoting the microbes in the soil. By adding the proper organic fertilizers, you are able to foster water retention, absorption of oxygen and assist in creating or maintaining adequate drainage in the garden area. Your local garden shop or nursery is a great place to be educated on the differences between organic and synthetic fertilizers. Your local extension agent will also educate you and be able to direct you to fact sheets containing additional information. Remember, just because an item is organic, it may not be appropriate for using in your garden. You need to educate yourself in order to make proper choices for your garden.

Organic instead of chemical pest control

You can deal with pests organically without using of conventional pesticides. Organic pest control methods are generally milder than the conventional pesticides. Being milder causes less stress on the plants' systems. One of the simplest ways to remove certain pests is just to wash them off with a garden hose. Insecticidal soap is another method that is very mild and can address numerous types of pests. AIf you have no other options, there is always hand removal – if you see a harmful bug, reach over and remove it and place it in a bowl or soapy water.. This will work in the case of an occasional problem, not an infestation. It's your decision when to treat for pests and how to treat. If you do want to stay organic and not use a conventional pesticide,look for the “OMRI" on the label which will indicate that it was reviewed and acceptable to the Organic Materials Review Institute.

There are also plants that are deterrents to certain pests or are so irresistible to some pests that they would stop at them and never progress to your favorite roses or vegetables. Again, your local extension agent or nursery can help you with gathering this knowledge.

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