Weeds are typically just plants that are growing in the wrong place. The general rule of thumb in classifying weeds is if you didn't plant it, and you do not want it in your lawn and garden, it is a weed.
Unwanted weeds can cause allergic reactions for some people. In order to control weeds, maintenance is key. The difference between Safer® Brand products and traditional synthetic weed control products is that you can walk on your lawn or spend time in your garden without worrying about the harmful effects of the chemical residuals.
Beating The Weeds
With these smart but simple strategies, you can keep weeds from overwhelming your garden. No chemical poisons necessary.
You won’t find plants classified as “weeds” in a botany reference book. That’s because a weed is simply a plant growing where it's not wanted, like in your vegetable plot or flower beds. Weeds are not only unsightly, they siphon moisture and nutrients away from the plants you want. Before you go arming yourself with chemical herbicides, remember that your garden is an ecosystem and that you don’t want to disrupt its balance with toxins. Instead, deploy these more effective—and less risky—tactics for preventing and controlling plant invaders. read more »
The Secret's In The Soil
The key to success in gardening is buried beneath your beds.
Most of the action in your garden appears to be aboveground, where you can see the green growth coming up in the sunshine. But below the surface, plants’ roots and billions (really, billions) of microbes are working together to gather the critical water and nutrients needed to make all that green growth—and your harvest—happen.
Safer® Brand brings you a variety of effective garden care products that are gentler on the environment! Most of them proudly display the OMRI Listed® organic seal and comply for use in organic gardening!