Organic Gardening Phenix City AL

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

Columbus Flower Market
(706) 221-0676
4181 Macon Road
Columbus, GA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Midland Ace Hardware
(706) 561-5027
6713 Flat Rock Court
Midland, GA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Greenscape Landscaping & Sprinkler Systems
(706) 577-0915
1322 17th St
Columbus, GA
 
Gill Cargill Landscapes
(706) 565-6191
7587 River Crest Dr
Columbus, GA
 
Durty Wurks Inc
(706) 653-8771
5200 Hamilton Rd
Columbus, GA

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To-Mar Garden Center
(706) 322-1425
7600 Fortson Rd
Columbus, GA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Earthworks Landscape LLC
(706) 393-0136
1322 17th St
Columbus, GA
 
Bayard Lee Nurseryman
(706) 324-3036
1210 13th St
Columbus, GA
 
Dependable Landscaping Inc
(706) 689-2928
2538 E Central St
Columbus, GA
 
Mcgraws Landscaping
(706) 563-6499
6101 Crystal Dr
Columbus, GA
 
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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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