Outdoor Plants, SPRING, PLANT MAINTENANCE
April 24, 2023
More and more homeowners are seeking new solutions to support our environment by using less toxic products on their lawns and gardens to control pests.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) uses more environmentally friendly pest control processes and reduces traditional chemical methods.
At Sheridan, we use a variety of methods on our farms, and we are continually learning and adapting to introduce practices to continue to protect our environment.
Here are some suggested methods of integrated pest control that homeowners can consider for their properties:
When plants are strong, they will have a better chance of resisting insects and disease. One of the significant reasons plants and turf succumb to insects or disease is stress. Plants can experience stress from prolonged periods of drought, high temperatures, too much or too little moisture, too much sun, overcrowding, and poor soil.
Every garden contains insects; some are beneficial, and some are not. The critical thing to remember is that in a healthy environment, there is usually a balance between the two.
Some plants are naturally predisposed to certain diseases:
Weeds grow wherever there’s a gap. When a lawn is thin and in poor condition, weeds can quickly overtake it.
Visit a Sheridan Nurseries garden centre nearest you for helpful advice and assistance in choosing environmentally friendly products for your lawn and gardens.
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