Simply put, organic gardening is gardening without the use of synthetic commercial fertilizers or toxic chemical pesticides and herbicides. Some might go a bit further and mention harmony with nature. We wouldn't argue.
- www.beyondpesticides.org/pesticidefreelawns/index.htm - "The National Coalition for Pesticide-Free Lawns advocates safe, healthy, LIVING lawns and landscapes with the use of organic and least toxic practices and products that nurture and protect the health of children, families, pets, wildlife and the environment from unnecessary exposure to toxic pesticides." The website contains a document called Read Your "Weeds" - A Simple Guide to Creating a Healthy Lawn.
- www.organicgardening.com - Provides a wealth of information to help you create and maintain a thriving organic garden.
- www.richsoil.com/lawn/index.jsp - Do you want a nice-looking lawn, with minimal time expenditure and without resorting to pesticides or constant watering? Then check out this article, entitled "Organic Lawn Care for the Cheap and Lazy."
- www.rcre.rutgers.edu - Rutgers Cooperative Extension is a great resource for gardeners in New Jersey. In addition to the information they provide on their website, personnel in their local offices will answer questions by phone. One of the services they provide is an inexpensive soil-testing kit and report that will help you determine how to best care for your grass (www.rce.rutgers.edu/soiltestinglab/default.asp).
- http://coupons.answers.com/guide/17872749/Home-and-Garden-Resources-for-Master-Gardeners.html - You'll find information here on many topics of interest to organic gardeners, including pest management and composting.
- http://www.create-qr-codes.org/nfc/sustainable-gardening.html - Sustainable gardens do not harm plants, animals, soil, water, or air, and they require minimal resources and time to maintain. Visit the links on this page to learn how to make your garden more sustainable. Particularly useful for those living on the West Coast.
- www.comptechdoc.org/humor/garden/ - An amusing imaginary conversation between God and St. Francis about how humans typically approach nature.