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On a personal note: As a beginner gardener I wanted to learn all about different kinds of weed control. This is why I include these pages about chemicals on my butterfly website. Many new gardeners have appreciated these pages helping them to understand basically what these chemicals are.
To me gardening is like personal grooming. When it comes to weeds I've learned it's best to go out consistently and pull weeds to keep the garden groomed. If I ever do use anything it comes from the kitchen and is a natural remedy, which is also discussed on this page.
Why do I feel it is important to use the simple pulling and homemade methods? It is now being proven that pollinator numbers are declining as a result of these chemicals and our soil is in overload, which also affects our food. Please see the food web page to understand how important these beloved butterflies are to our ecosystem.
The most important factor of any garden starts
with the soil and understanding pH of soil.
Weeds can also be a result of imbalances in soil. Testing soil acidity is important and recommended if you are having problems with plant growth and even plant diseases.
After soil becomes more balanced and weed identification is easier, creating more natural herbicide options become the focus.
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Jan 14, 17 08:14 PM
Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) is considered a weed in the Poa family, which has a few popular turf grasses. If this gets into your butterfly garden listed are a few ways to eradicate it.
Sep 25, 16 10:54 PM
There are the annual, or Iberis, candytuft flowers and also perennials which are called Iberis sempervirens.
Sep 19, 16 01:10 PM
Reviewing the types of products available for keeping deer out of our gardens along with building fences. Many of these products help with other garden pests.
Sep 19, 16 12:52 PM
Compared to other wildlife gardening, butterfly meadows take time and are not for the faint of heart.
Sep 19, 16 12:32 PM
Natural gardening includes different types of gardens. These garden types create a casual, natural envirionment and help sustain native wildlife which includes butterflies.