Organic Gardening Ponchatoula LA

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

Grahams Nursery
(985) 345-6108
43270 E Pleasant Ridge Rd
Hammond, LA

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Stelz Nursery Inc
(985) 892-9313
19238 Million Dollar Rd
Covington, LA

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recycle NOW Louisiana
(985) 869-2984
72022 Live Oak St
Covington, LA
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recycle NOW Louisiana supplies the landscape industry with the finest landscape material. Produced from decomposed wood chips screened and blended with pine bark and horse manure stall shavings, the mixture is suitable for all garden needs.

Innovative Products
(225) 751-6639
1605 Commercial Drive
Port Allen, LA

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Home Depot
(504) 940-5548
4700 Old Gentilly Rd
New Orleans, LA
 
Airport Garden Center
(985) 542-6599
44530 S Airport Rd
Hammond, LA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Recycle NOW Louisiana
(985) 869-2984
110 E 7th Ave
Covington, LA
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Garden Soil and Topsoil

Lastrapes Garden Center
(337) 948-7343
3934 I-49 N Service Road
Opelousas, LA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Trees - Cut, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fertilizers, Fruits, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Herbs, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Outdoor Furniture, Perennials, Plants,…

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Grahams Nursery
(985) 345-6108
43270 E Pleasant Ridge Rd
Hammond, LA

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Griffith Wholesale Plants Inc
(318) 686-8778
9450 Forbing Rd
Shreveport, 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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