Now that your garden is in full swing, it’s time to start incorporating some natural remedies into your routine. It will not only improve the health of your garden, it can also lighten the strain on your wallet.
Rainwater is a great way to lower your water bill and also help your plants grow in a naturally, chlorine-free environment. This efficient and fiscally responsible option requires a gutter system and a one-time purchase of a downspout diverter. This collects the rainwater from your already existing gutter system into a barrel with which you can water your plants.
Natural Insect Repellent
Gardeners often fight the good fight against pesky insects. There are a few natural remedies that can get rid of the insects you don’t want and leave the beneficial species unharmed. For example, mix one tablespoon of canola oil and a few drops of ivory soap with a quart of water in a spray bottle for soft-bodied insects such as aphids or mealybugs. For grubs, there is a natural remedy called milky spore that is said to last up to 40 years!
Seaweed fertilizer comes in mulch or spray form and can help plants withstand disease, repel slugs and create a healthy environment full of nutrients for plant growth.