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									Why
you
shoul
d
consi
der
organ
ic
garde
ning

Organi
c
garden
ing is
one of
the
fastest
growin
g
facets
of
garden
ing,
and
more
and
more
people
are
discov
ering
that it
is
possibl
e     to
enjoy
a
beautif
ul,
thrivin
g
garden
while
still
keepin
g the
use of
chemic
als
and
pestici
des to
a
minim
um.

One
reason
to
avoid
the
use of
chemic
als
and
pestici
des is
that
long
term
use of
such
chemic
als can
deplet
e the
soil
and
leave
it
unable
to
sustai
n
further
growth
.    In
many
cases
beds
of
perenn
ials
sudde
nly
stop
bloomi
ng for
no
appare
nt
reason
, and
the
culprit
is
often
found
to be
the
overus
e      of
chemic
al
fertiliz
ers,
herbici
des
and
pestici
des.

Concer
n    for
the
health
of the
garden
er’s
family
memb
ers,
pets
and
the
enviro
nment
as      a
whole
is
anothe
r
reason
many
people
choose
organi
c
garden
ing
metho
ds.
Runoff
from
many
comm
ercial
pestici
des
and
chemic
al
fertiliz
er can
leach
into
ground
water,
damag
e
wells,
and
cause
proble
ms
with
fish
ponds
and
other
parts
of the
landsc
ape.

In
additio
n,     a
well
plante
d and
well
landsc
aped
home
interio
r has
been
shown
to
improv
e the
value
of the
home,
and
when
that
garden
is   an
organi
c one
its
value
is
further
enhan
ced. A
beautif
ul
organi
c
garden
can be
a
great
way to
provid
e      a
cost
effecti
ve
enhan
cemen
t    to
any
landsc
ape.

Pest
control
is one
of the
places
where
organi
c
garden
ing
can
actuall
y    be
superi
or   to
chemic
al
metho
ds.
Instea
d    of
using
harsh
pestici
des to
get rid
of
garden
pests,
it    is
often
better
and
more
effecti
ve to
use
benefi
cial
insects
to get
rid of
harmf
ul
ones.
Harmf
ul
insects
are
often
unable
to
compe
te
once
more
benefi
cial
insects
have
been
brough
t in to
the
organi
c
garden
.
One of
the
most
comm
on
pests
encou
ntered
by
garden
ers,
and
one of
the
bigges
t
reason
s they
use
chemic
al
pestici
des, is
aphids
.
These
comm
on
garden
pests
can be
organi
cally
control
led by
sprayi
ng the
infeste
d
stems,
leaves
and
buds
with a
diluted
mixtur
e     of
soapy
water,
then
an
applica
tion of
fresh,
clear
water.
This
techni
que
has
been
used
by
organi
c
garden
ers for
many
years,
and it
is
effecti
ve
even
agains
t
heavy
infecti
ons of
aphids
.

Selecti
ng the
right
plants
is also
import
ant to
succes
s     as
an
organi
c
garden
er.
Choosi
ng the
right
fertiliz
er     is
an
import
ant
consid
eration
as
well,
since
there
are
organi
c
equiva
lents
for
just
about
every
type of
chemic
al
fertiliz
er.
When
choosi
ng
plants
and
fertiliz
ers, be
sure to
resear
ch the
best
plants
and
organi
c
fertiliz
ers for
your
own
area.
If you
have
an
organi
c
garden
ing
club in
your
area,
you
may
want
to join
in
order
to
swap
tips
about
the
best
types
of
plants
and
fertiliz
ers.

One
great
eleme
nt   of
any
organi
c
garden
landsc
ape is
a good
ground
cover.
Plantin
g
ground
coveri
ng
plants
in
areas
where
grass
has a
hard
time
taking
hold
not
only
enhan
ces
the
beauty
of
your
home,
but it
provid
es
better
soil
draina
ge and
water
retenti
on as
well.
Many
homeo
wners
have
discov
ered
the
power
of
using
native
specie
s     as
natural
ground
cover.

Flower
ing
vines
are
anothe
r
popula
r
center
piece
of
many
organi
c
garden
s.
Flower
ing
vines
are
great
for
enhan
cing
the
beauty
of
fences
,
walls,
sheds
and
other
structu
res,
since
they
can
easily
be
trained
to
grow
along
these
structu
res.

These
any
many
other
plants
and
flower
s can
enhan
ce any
organi
c
garden
and
make
it the
showc
ase of
the
comm
unity.
Growin
g    an
organi
c
garden
is    a
great
way to
protect
your
home,
your
family
and
even
the
enviro
nment
.

								
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