Know Thy Garden: Natural Ways to Keep Your Garden Weed- and Pest-Free

Mueller, Emma
May 2010
Our Planet: Weekly Newsletter of E Magazine;5/2/2010, p1
The article offers tips on how to keep the garden free from weeds and pests from author and host Joe Lamp'l. He explains that oil-based herbicides and weed zappers eliminate weeds growth while organic sprays and focused flames are environmental friendly but are less effective. Lamp'l also recommends the use of simple mixture of soap, oils, and water which is effective on younger insects and floating rope to prevent pests from laying eggs.


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