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Springtime Organic Gardening Tips

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You trust Harmony Clean, Inc. to make the inside of your home sparkle with healthy, earth-friendly cleaning products, but are you treating your garden with the same care?

Organic, chemical-free gardening is more sustainable for your family’s health, wildlife, the soil, and the water supply, but oftentimes people choose to “quick-fix” their gardens with synthetic fertilizers and harsh pesticides. By adopting organic practices in your garden, you can still enjoy a thriving garden without sacrificing the health of your family or the environment overall.

Our friends at Go Green Lawn Services, an organic lawn care company  in West Chester, have put together a guide to help you improve the sustainability of your garden this spring.

Recycle your eggshells

Plants like to be sunny-side up, too! Instead of tossing eggshells after your next breakfast, rinse them, dry them, and save them for your garden. The extra calcium will help your tomatoes and peppers grow. Additionally, crushed shells can be used to deter pests like snails and slugs.

Get salty

Most commercial fertilizers use magnesium to help plant roots take up important nutrients. Sprinkling epsom salts into your soil can improve seed germination and nutrient absorption naturally, eliminating the need for harsh chemicals. For curling leaves – a sign of nutrient deficiency – sprinkling epsom salts around the base of the plant can nurse it back to health quickly.

Mix up some homemade herbicide

If weeds are taking over your garden, commercial grade herbicide is not your only answer. In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of white vinegar, ½ cup of salt, and a little squirt of dish soap. Then spray the roots of your weeds. Be very cautious that you don’t accidentally spray your vegetables!

Plant strategically

Select plant types that are well-adapted for the soil, temperature range, and sun exposure in your yard. Also consider the wide variety of plants that naturally suppress weed growth and deter pests. With a little research and planning, you can plant garden beds that require minimal help to keep bugs and weeds at bay.
Using organic practices in your gardening and lawn care helps to preserve our community and protect the health of your family. All of Go Green’s lawn programs are certified organic and use EPA approved fertilizer, weed control, and insecticides, packing a big punch for your lawn and a gentle touch for the environment. If you’re ready to give your backyard a treat, call Go Green Lawn Services today!

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