Bug, Disease & Weed Control
Healthy plants attract fewer pests, and healthy soil grows healthy plants. Make soil building a priority in your garden, and use organic fertilizers to help your plants along while you build you soil. For soil-building information, see our information on composting, green manure and mulch.
Keep the garden clean and free of debris and weeds. Weeds and debris are hiding and breeding places for insects, and the weeds will compete with your plants for nutrients and water.
Most ladybugs are beneficial predatory insects that we want in our gardens. We can encourage ladybugs by planting certain plants. Read more
Various oils have been used to control insect and mite pests for hundreds of years. Recently, renewed attention has focused on the use of oils as a "natural" substitute for traditional insecticides. Read more