Wednesday, April 1, 2009

# Earth Hour 2 Earth Day Challenge # gardening

Going Green - Outdoor Tips

Today we're gonna go outdoors. If you're like me, you're plotting your gardens and your flowers. This year, how about making those areas no-spray zones? Start with disease and pest-resistant plants. You can also repel many pests with homemade concoctions and certain herbs and flowers. Basil, chives, mint, marigolds and chrysanthemums are all good for this. Mix them in among your other plants. Use live traps or barriers to remove pests instead of using chemicals. Buy ladybugs to control aphids. Also, while you're at it, why not try organic compost and mulch to improve soil health, which will also reduce the need for pesticides.

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2 comments:

Dawn's Blog said...

Well, we started planning the flower beds, but it is raining so that put a halt to things. I ordered bulbs from Alex, and am going to plant them in the fall. I love Marigolds and plant them every year. I am waiting to see what comes up in them , and cleaning out the weeds and grass for now.

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