How can we rid ourselves of biological invaders, foreign destructive species and recurring rot? The answer is, sometimes, to use chemicals.
For those of us who have already established gardens, the fight against invaders seems impossible. Is it worth all the effort to restore the natural balance? Here are five reasons why maintaining, or restoring, a balanced and original ecosystem is better for everyone.
Home gardening accounts for an astonishing 75% of all pesticides used in North America, making it several million pounds used per year. Fortunately, there are a number of natural alternatives to these potent and dangerous chemicals, most of which are harmless to people and animals.