Organic Gardening Breaux Bridge LA

Local resource for organic gardening in Breaux Bridge. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to organic vegetables and pest control, as well as advice and content on garden supplies.

Go Green Organic Lawn Care, Inc.
(337) 316-0034
2206 W. St. Mary Boulevard
Lafayette, LA

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Caitlin's Cottage Nursery & Gift Shop
(337) 235-2359
425 Verot School Road
Lafayette, LA
Products / Services
Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Amos Lawn Service & Landscaping Inc
(337) 237-5535
306 Grossie Dr
Lafayette, LA
 
Gulf Coast Landscapes
(337) 298-0649
220 Doucet Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
Teche Nursery
(337) 856-5908
3326-A Verot School Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
Girouard's Greenhouse
(337) 837-6859
402 S Saint Pierre St
Broussard, LA
Products / Services
Plants, Shrubs

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Broussard La Foliage Greenhouse
(337) 233-5936
109 Pillette Rd
Lafayette, LA

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All Seasons Nursery & Landscaping Inc
(337) 264-1418
2974 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 
Marshalls Garden Showplace
(337) 984-3230
5771 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 
Horticare Landscape Company
(337) 856-7092
1700 E Milton Ave
Lafayette, LA
 
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Organic Gardening | Tips to start an organic garden

Tips to start an organic garden

Millions of home gardeners all over the world use organic methods to grow fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and various other botanicals without the use of pesticides. There are many reasons to "go organic" in your backyard garden; you'll decrease your family's exposure to potentially dangerous pesticides and chemicals, enhance the wholesomeness of your food and improve the environment.

Soil Conditioning for Organic Vegetable Gardening

Vegetable gardening is perhaps the most popular application for organic methods, because so many people are concerned about pesticide residue on their food. If you're new to organic gardening methods, you may not realize that the key to pest prevention in organic vegetable gardens is to ensure that your soil is in top-notch condition.

Many soil conditioners and fertilizers contain non-organic materials, so consult an organic gardening book if you need help selecting the right substances to use. Some favorites include fertilizers containing fish, crab, bone or blood meal, bat guano, or manure. If these organic gardening supplies sound too icky, there are plant-, seaweed- and mineral-based fertilizers that also work well, without the smell or ick-factor.

In addition to these options, you may be interested in learning more about the organic gardening tip of composting, which involves saving certain kinds of household scraps. Over time, these scraps turn into a nutritious soil-like substance that plants love.

Organic Gardening Pest Control

The big question on many people's minds when they first contemplate organic gardening is how they will control pests. It turns out that chemical pesticides are truly unnecessary in gardens because there are so many natural pest control agents available.

The simplest organic pest control substances to use are multi-purpose organic sprays. These sprays, which contain a mix of herbs, oils and minerals, are formulated to work on most common pest species....

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