Grow a Natural, Chemical-Free Garden 

Healthy soil first. Compost, aged manure, leaf mold, and other organic materials improve soil structure, fertility, and drainage. Reduced soil disturbance protects structure and beneficial organisms.  

Soil Preparation 

Native plants suit your climate, soil, and growing conditions. Stronger natural plants need less water and fertilizer. Choose disease- and pest-resistant plants to reduce pesticide consumption.  

Plant Selection 

Companion planting repels pests and attracts beneficial insects. Grow basil, mint, and rosemary to attract ladybugs and parasitic wasps and repel pests. Rotate crops to avoid pests and diseases.  

Companion Planting 

Ladybugs, lacewings, and birds frequent feeders and flowers. Remove caterpillars, aphids, and beetles by hand or water. For organic pest control, use neem oil, diatomaceous earth, insecticidal soaps, and beneficial nematodes.  

Natural Pest Control 

Keep soil moist and weed-free with straw, wood chips, or leaves. Pull immature weeds by hand before spawning. Covering mulched walkways and rows with landscape cloth or cardboard reduces weeds.  

Weed Management 

Rainfall, drip irrigation, and soaker hoses conserve water. Drought resistance and deep root growth necessitate rare, deep watering. To reduce evaporation and hydrate soil, mulch plants.  

Water Conservation 

Fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides affect soil and environment. Compost, compost tea, and organic slow-release fertilizers improve soil and plants. Cover crops and green manures supply nitrogen, organic matter, and weed control.  

Soil Health Maintenance 

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