Q & A

Welcome to the Planet Natural Garden Forum! Whether you’re new to gardening or have been at it for some time, here you can search existing messages for answers to your questions or post a new message for others to reply to. If this is your first visit, please read over our forum instructions carefully before posting. Enjoy!

#298074 Reply

tonyzack
Member

Safer, Pesticide-Free Insect and Weed Control:

Use non-toxic or less toxic methods for both pest or weed control.
These can include mechanical or cultural methods, safer products or natural predators such as ladybugs or nematodes. Use the Beyond Pesticides Pest and Weed Database to find your pest or weed and learn how to safely control it. https://www.beyondpesticides.org/resources/managesafe/choose-a-pest
Choose fertilizers and mulches that do not contain herbicides or insecticides. If you need fertilizers, avoid “weed and feed” products as they contain harmful herbicides. Unlike synthetic fertilizers, natural or plant based fertilizers are great choices that are slow release and improve soil health. Some mulch products are treated with herbicides, so be sure to read the ingredients before purchasing.