Environmentally safe methods to control garden insects and disease
As your garden grows you will inevitably face some threat from a variety of local garden pests, diseases and weeds. The trick is to mitigate the damage without causing harm to the Eco system. The overall goal is to keep your garden as pest, disease and weed free as possible. Ultimately this will result in a beautiful and healthy garden, be it a raised bed at the local community garden or your garden at your place of residence.
Weed Control-To control troublesome weeds around your garden or garden bed you can use the following natural solution. Pour 1 gallon of white vinegar 5% into a bucket, add 1 cup regular table salt, add 1 tablespoon of dishwashing detergent or you can use a spreader sticker as directed. Mix thoroughly. Funnel ingredients into a tank sprayer. Spray the weeds when the weather is warm. It is advisable to not use this solution directly in your garden bed around your plants because it may sterilize the soil and prevent your valuable plants from growing. This solution should be used around the perimeter of your garden bed or in open areas. DO NOT USE GLYPHOSPHATE (one trade name is Roundup) OR ANY OTHER HARSH NON ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CHEMICALS AT DIG it per our User Agreement, topic number 8
Below are some common safe and natural remedies that will help eliminate your pest and disease problems. Click on the icon to get a close up of the product. There are no implied brand endorsements, just product type. Always follow package instructions.