Is it possible to have a generous garden and lush flower beds without pesticides or chemical fertilizers? Absolutely! And like many municipalities regulate increasingly using these products, gardeners are turning to “green” solutions to give them a little push in the garden. Here are some tips to help you garden green. PREVENTION In order not to exhaust him throughout the summer to fight against pests and diseases, it is a little prevention.

It pampers our soil : rich and healthy soil promotes the growth of healthy plants. In the spring, turns the soil to aerate and break up the hard clods that could prevent the roots to grow. It amends the soil with natural fertilizer such as compost.

We made ​​some good choices : the choice of plants is essential. A plant adapted to our climatic conditions, soil and sunlight is more likely to grow healthily and be more resistant.

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Are planned : one opts for companion planting. We plant species that repel certain insects around species that attract them. For example, basil and tomato go well together. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes and improves the taste of tomatoes. Garlic repels insects in general and in the garden, it goes well with carrots and beets. But we must move away from the onion.

It diversifies : by choosing a wide range of plants. We plant trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials. The presence of a wide variety of plants attracts organisms that feed on the side.

We invite birds : by placing feeders and growing plants that produce seeds and fruits. The birds will be attracted by them, but remain for insects. Some species of birds eat thousands of insects a day.

WATERING

The lawn : it is watered only when necessary, in the morning, and we strictly follow the restrictions of our municipality. It is best to water generously once a week only (about 2.5 cm of water). We keep the grass longer to prevent it from drying.

To reduce water needs : choosing crops ground covers or mulch. Bare soil dries out very quickly. Moreover, it is more vulnerable to weeds.

We water the soil instead preferably plants : too much moisture on the leaves can promote disease development.

It collects rain water : and it is used quickly. The stagnant water becomes a little time in incubator insects and algae. There are now devices that help raise rainwater safely.

FERTILIZATION

Compost : It is certainly the method of fertilizing the greener. Mix the compost to our land early in the season. It is also recommended to vary the types of compost to provide a full range of nutrients. It can even be used to make compost compost tea is used as fertilizer booster.

Natural fertilizers : they should be used as supplements to the compost. This ensures that they are really natural looking mention 100% natural and certified organic on the package. One clue: the percentages of nitrogen, phosphorus and potash indicated rarely exceed 10% in the case of natural fertilizers ( 4-4-2).

TO GET RID OF UNWANTED

If a plant seems unwell, we try to identify the cause. We check if it enjoys the best growing conditions. If necessary, we change ourselves and we do not hesitate to move to a more appropriate location. If you suspect an insect or a disease, it ensures the correct identification. We consult specialists if necessary. It is only when clearly identified the cause we can “strike back against.” The corners of greens, so small they are, help purify the air and increase oxygen supply. They prevent erosion and contribute to our quality of life. It makes sense to pamper our little oasis as naturally as possible.