Have you been going green? In addition to your green thumb, you may also be looking into more natural, organic, environmentally friendly ways to manage your garden. When pests such as wasps, aphids, mealybugs, whiteflies, beetles other bugs invade, you’re likely looking for ways to keep them out. But finding a safe, non-toxic pesticide is not always easy. And, finding one that is effective can prove to be even more difficult.
We all want to protect the environment, our families and our food. But many ‘natural’ insecticides aren’t always the most effective. That’s until you discover the wonders of Neem oil. As your local garden center in Greensboro NC, we would like to discuss Neem oil and its many incredible benefits.
What is Neem Oil?
Neem oil is an all in one solution to many of the problems that southern gardeners may face. Neem oil is derived from seeds and fruit of the evergreen tree, Azadirachta Indica. It is most commonly used in organic agriculture but can be applied to all areas of the garden including roses, trees, shrubs, fruit,vegetables, even houseplants. And, it is effective. It has insecticidal, miticidal and fungicidal properties that work.
Neem oil is the insecticide every gardener and garden center could want. It can safely be used on food and leaves no dangerous residue in the soil. It effectively reduces and kills pests as well as prevents powdery mildew.
Is it Safe?
As a garden center, we love Neem oil. What makes Neem oil so great is, unlike chemical pesticides, it is harmless to humans, pets, birds and beneficial to insects such as bees and butterflies. This is especially important because of how necessary bees are to agriculture and our environment. Bees need all the help they can get! And, a natural insecticide s a great way to ensure their safety while keeping your garden pest free. After all, bees and butterflies are no pests!
Neem oil can also be used to treat fungal issues that are most prevalent in hot and humid climates, such as powdery mildew, black spot, anthracnose and rust.
And, these are just some of the reasons our garden center loves Neem oil! Try Neem oil for your garden and stop on by our garden center so we can answer any questions you have about it or about organic gardening in general.
For more information on our garden center serving Greensboro NC, give Edgefield Plant & Stone Center a call at 336-662-0081, visit our garden center on Edgefield Road, Request a Quote or Contact Us.