How to make your garden a chemical-free zone

How to make your garden a chemical-free zone

Go chemical-free in your garden to help wildlife, make a safer environment for people and pets, and save money!

Gardening without chemicals is a good way to ensure that the food grown in your garden is free of pesticides or chemicals, and that the plants you grow will thrive without extra expense and danger that chemicals can add. If you’ve used chemicals in the past, this might sound like an invitation to every pest for miles around to shred your garden in days... and that might well happen at first.

Often, spraying to deal with pests can kill the predators too, or at least make them want to avoid your garden. When you stop using chemicals, aphids are the first animal to return as they have a shorter breeding cycle. Their predators may take longer to return, so stick with it and know it will be better in the long run!

In the end you’ll wonder why you ever needed chemicals in the first place. We promise!

 

Our top tip for going chemical free is to ensure your garden has as much variety as possible to ensure no one species will be able to gain control. The more complex and varied your garden is, the more resilient it becomes. In the end you’ll wonder why you ever needed chemicals in the first place. We promise!

Browse the drop-down sections below for suggestions to help you get well on your way to a wildlife-friendly chemical-free garden:

Encourage natural predators

Try companion planting

Use physical barriers

DIY insecticide

Capturing pests

Planting wisely