Chemical products are effective. But are they the best solution for your yard? Sometimes, not really. Organic lawns can be easy to achieve with very cheap remedies too.
If you have pets, you might also worry about their safety, when they wander and chew around/lick anything they find on their way. Pets are not the only concern, we should also remember that your lawn is part of nature. Nature likes what’s natural.
Even though chemical fungicides, pesticides, fertilizers sort their effects quickly… it’s like having your lawn and plants “on steroids”. If you want to try a more natural and safe approach to caring for your grass and plants, we’ll be suggesting a series of cheap remedies you can test yourself.
In this article, we’ll be talking about Fungicide. As the name itself suggests, it’s aimed at treating fungus, which you may recognize as dark spots, discoloring of leaves or grass blades (a.k.a. “leaves rust”). You may attempt to treat this without loading your garden with chemicals.
This is what you’re going to need:
- A spray botte
- up to 3 tbs of baking soda (based on how bad the fungus condition is: 1 being minor, 3 being wide-spread)
- 500 ml of water
- 1 tbs of vegetable oil (preferably Neem oil)
- 1/2 tbs of dish soap (Attention! It MUST be eco-friendly dish soap).
You can stir everything together until you see an even product. Pour the product into the spray bottle, shake well for a few seconds, and your organic fungicide is ready!
Organic remedies might take longer to show their effects than chemical products. But they’re so inexpensive and safe that you might want to give them a try. If you need Our Lawn’s help to apply it to your grass and plants during our service, just ask us. We’ll be glad to help!