Organic Lawn & Garden Care

Pesticide Advocacy

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List of Organic Pesticides Approved by the USDA

The pesticides approved in organic farming are largely natural ones, though a limited amount of synthetic substances are permitted

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Compost Calculations

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How to Use Corn Gluten Meal

Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, into a valuable fertilizer that can enrich soil and plants.

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Corn Gluten Meal Application Worksheet

Use this worksheet to find the appropriate amount of corn meal gluten needed for your yard.

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Composting 101

Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, into a valuable fertilizer that can enrich soil and plants.

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Fertilizer Application Worksheet

In addition to having your soil tested for its nutrient needs, knowing your lawn’s square footage is essential for proper fertilization. Without this information, you run the risk of over-applying and contributing to polluted runoff, or under-applying the nutrients your lawn needs to stay healthy.

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Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden

The pesticides approved in organic farming are largely natural ones, though a limited amount of synthetic substances are permitted

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How to Compost

Composting at home is the controlled and faster decomposition of organics such as yard trimmings and food waste that you and your family generate.

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Milwaukee Area Organic Lawn & Garden Resources

In this document you will find resources for the Milwaukee Area, soil testing, organic lawn & gardens, enviornmental/public health organizations, and recommended reading!

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Additional Resources

Attracting Beneficial Insects

Unless you regularly use broad-spectrum insecticides, [beneficial insects] already are more active in your garden than you realize.

Corn Gluten Meal Research

Here you will find information regarding the use of corn gluten meal as a natural herbicide for use on turf and organic crop production.

The Micro Gardener

Learn how to grow your own nutritious, organic food garden -- no matter how much space you have!