Are you interested in growing a garden that doesn’t require any harmful chemicals for maintenance? Consider a garden grown through the organic practice of incorporate flowers with specific abilities to keep bugs (and other critters who would enjoy feasting on your flowers) away naturally.
Growing a Garden Without Pesticides and Herbicides
When you know the tricks Mother Nature uses to make crops and flowers flourish, without needing a harsh chemical substance as protection, you can replicate her wonder and magic in your own garden.
To grow a pesticide-free garden, follow the natural methods that organic and biodynamic gardeners use to grow stunning plants that don’t put people, pets, and the planet in danger.
Growing a garden without pesticides is as simple as choosing flowers that act as a natural bug and animal control. To start, you’ll opt for beautiful and aromatic blooms that are known to pull double or triple duty, offering assistance in creating a safe and gorgeous space for all to enjoy.
There are many flowers that you can include in a garden to keep bugs and critters away naturally. The following are just a few of them.
Borage is a flower typically grown for culinary purposes in Britain, but it’s not that well known or used in the United States. Borage produces pretty, heart-shaped blossoms that keep unwanted visitors away (specifically cabbage worms and hornworms) and that can be used in teas, salads, and medicinal tinctures you may want to make.
Clover grows like grass does, so it makes a perfect soil cover to keep weeds from popping up where you don’t want them. It’s also great for keeping animals off of your garden’s soil and deterring aphids from congregating in your garden. You can choose from more than 100 varieties of clover. We love the small green clover that has little pink flowers.
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The big, beautiful chrysanthemum is gorgeous in flower arrangements and in gardens. It offers many color options for an outdoor space, and it’s ideal for keeping all of the flowers in your garden (and garden-grown fruits and veggies) safe because it contains a chemical called pyrethin that’s toxic to insects but safe for animal and human consumption. Nematodes, Japanese beetles, and other bugs will way to stay far away from Chrysanthemum.
Use these flowers to create a safe, organic garden as well as a garden that’s visually appealing and perfect for any space.