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5 ways to create a natural or organic garden

5 ways to create a natural or organic garden

A growing number of gardeners are seeking natural and organic alternatives to chemicals.

Westland has developed a new range of effective natural and organic solutions to help you choose a product that’s right for you and your garden. 

Google Trends data shows the number of us searching for these phrases on the UK’s largest search engine has soared in the last few years, as we search for alternatives to traditional weed killers, pesticides and herbicides.

Our own independent marketing research has shown over a third of gardeners (35%) now do not use chemicals and a further 12% use them, but have environmental and/or safety concerns. Thanks to technological advancements, Westland has developed a range of effective non-chemical alternatives which are fast acting and effective.

1. Get a safer, more natural lawn

Independent YouGov research1 shows over 4m parents and pet owners are put off using chemicals on their lawn due to safety concerns about children and pets. New Westland SafeLawn is an organic fertiliser with added lawn seed, made with only natural ingredients. It nourishes lawns, greening them up within a week and uses naturally occurring bacteria to eliminate moss and thatch.

3D image of Westland SafeLawn with white background.
Image of Gro-Sure Smart Ground Cover bag on white background.

2. Prevent weeds from growing

Create a protective barrier against weeds by topping your beds and borders with a protective mulch. Gro-Sure Smart Ground Cover is 75% more effective than bark at preventing weedsand also creates the ideal micro-climate to keep roots insulated against ice and snow in the winter and moist during summer months. Plus it looks likes freshly dug soil, so will keep your garden looking smarter for longer. 

3. Use ‘worm power’ to naturally improve your soil 

Worms are well known to naturally improve the structure of soil. That’s the reason why we dig over our beds and borders! Our New Horizon Multi-Purpose Compost is the first of its kind to include worm-cast compost, a new ingredient which will dramatically improve the condition and texture of your soil. 

3D image of New Horizon Multi-Purpose Compost on white background.
Lifestyle image of Growing Success Advanced Slug and Snail Killer standing on soil in a veg plot. The blue pellets are clearly visable against the soil where they have been scattered.

4. Use organic products to declare war on slugs and snails

Our Growing Success Advanced Slug Killer is now the UK’s No.1 branded organic slug killer3 and is just as effective as chemical alternatives when it comes to winning the war on slugs and snails. It contains naturally occurring ferric phosphate to combat slugs organically and remains effective after exposure to rain, watering and sunlight. Plus, because it’s organic, crops can be consumed shortly after application! 

5. Combat pests and mildew

Even our Resolva brand has a new non-chemical addition to the family. Resolva Natural Power Bug & Mildew Spray is a fast-acting physical action spray which prevents insects, pests, mites and mildew from infesting plants. It’s the result of 4 years of research and testing and is a great alternative to using chemicals for gardeners who want something more effective than trying to squash pests by hand. 
3D image of Resolva Natural Power Bug & Mildew Spray on white background.

1YouGov independent research, September 2016

2Independent trials at Reading University 2016

3GfK Management Report, UK Panelmarket excl. Ironmongers, Jun 15 – May 16


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