Preventive Solutions: Organic Garden Pest Control

A beautiful, well-maintained and pest-free garden is all a gardener could ever thank for. But what if things turn around for the worst? What if pests start infesting the garden and its produce? Before it can even reach up to this point, preventive solutions, or pest control methods are available to keeping a garden healthy, thriving, and free of bugs. Do take note that there are a variety of options of organic garden pest control products that can be used, and can be made straight from your home.   The purpose of using organic pest control products Using organic pesticide is definitely a better alternative to using toxic-filled goods. Chemical fertilizers not only kill beneficial insects along the way, it also affects nature in more ways than one. Organic based products that are used to help supplement the soil and the living things planted in it, benefit from the nutrients and minerals that come with it. So when this happens, your garden flourishes, and your garden produce increases in yield.   Assess the garden situation first Before you can even use any type of organic pest control products on your garden, it’s best that you identify the problem/s first. In this way, you will be able to assess the indicators, and the possible pests that may be responsible for the damages (whether this would only be minor or major ones). Of course, you wouldn’t want to use a pesticide that’s meant to kill moles, when you’re actually aiming to eradicate …

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Upcoming Composting Classes Around the Country

Are you ready to learn how to compost? All over the US, there are courses and classes discussing the benefits and how-to’s of composting with red wiggler worms. Take a gander at the dates and locations below to see if there’s an event in your neighborhood coming up. Check back often for our current event posts about local composting classes so you can sign up to learn this eco-valuable practice to add to your daily routine. From the BainerdDispatch.com: Participants will receive a free tree. Activities include the arb’s Solar Demonstration Project; “Take a Bird Walk” with Judd Brink; or take a nature hike on the arboretum trails. There also will be composting classes featured at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Booths of information on Brainerd in Bloom, Emerald ash borer and other tree pests, Master Gardener and compost bins will be available and those attending may meet artist Darlene Stone. More information may be obtained by calling the arboretum at 829-8770. From TheNorthfieldnews.com site: SATURDAY, APRIL 30 — Earth Day Celebration: Cows, Colleges, and Compost • A family event with earth-friendly activities, parade, dancers, music, and local food and exhibitors. Noon to 4 p.m. at Bridge Square/Riverwalk. Zero waste and carbon-offset event. Participants encouraged to walk, bike or rollerblade to the event. Don’t see anything in your neighborhood? Check with your local events groups our Parks and Recreation department. Local nurseries and colleges also promote composting events throughout the year.  

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Earth Day Celebrated All Over the Web

Happy Earth Day! What are you doing to make your world a greener place? Well, on the World Wide Web, sites and search engines alike are showing their colors to support the movement to an ecologically-minded global community. According to Mashable.com: “Today, April 22, is the day when we celebrate our planet and its resources that should be preserved. In case you forgot, the web will remind you it’s Earth Day. As always, many popular websites are raising awareness about this day; this year Google is celebrating with an animated, interactive Doodle on its homepage and Yahoo also sports a cute animated logo in a similar vein. Ask.com, besides being dressed in an Earthy theme, offers the answers to some important questions about the environment.” “Besides featuring a special logo, Aol’s front page story brings some of the most amazing photos of the Earth taken from space, and Microsoft Bing regularly features some beautiful photos taken from all around the globe, and today is no exception.” Read the entire article here. Take a few minutes to search these holiday-related search engines to find Local Earth Day Events to attend. What you experience or learn could help you change one aspect of your lifestyle that could benefit the planet!  

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