How to Safely Spray Natural Remedies at Home

If your interested in learning how to safely spray using natural non-chemical remedies at home, then here’s an easy to use solution using basic ingredients.
Six tips for Applying Natural Remedies at Home
1: If you are spraying to control pests or prevent disease then the morning or the cool of the evening is the only time to spray.
2: Do not spray in full sun or when temps are above 26ºC or 80ºF. Your plants will scorch and have an adverse reaction (even with natural remedies) if treated during the excessive heat even water alone in full sun can damage precious leaves and plants.
3: Carry out a test on a small area of the plants leaves first. Wait 24 hours to observe any signs of damage. Proceed if there is no adverse reaction.
4: My recent trials of natural homemade remedies have prove that less is indeed more, added larger quantities do not cure the problem faster, in fact, the opposite is often true.
5: Watch out for beneficial insects and be careful not to harm them, these are a gardeners friends and will continue to control harmful pests while you carry out other important garden tasks.
6: If you’re working with homemade sprays always protect your face and exposed skin. Some of these ingredients can be irritating to your eyes, face and skin so cover up.
Interested about learning more about applying natural homemade remedies to your garden plants and trees? The my trials may be of interest to you read more >>

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Award winning, 40 something year old professional plantsman and horticulturalist with National Trust, private parks and estate management background. My vast plant knowledge and hands on techinical experience, afforded me the opportunity to work in various horticultural landscapes, in the UK, USA & Eastern Europe. Having worked in both garden retail & the design service industry gave me the practical diversity and managerial skill set, required for running a large prestigious gardens and stately homes. I strongly believe knowledge is to be shared and have worked closely with people and staff of all ages and abilities keen to develop their passion for gardening, including groups of children, special needs and adults. I have hosted guided walks, talks and tours for those keen to learn about cultivated and wild plants, garden development, history and design. As an member of the NNCPG and National Trust, I am actively involved in the preservation of several important plant collections both in public and private gardens throughout the UK. “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, in a garden it’s paradise” Follow @IGrowHort on GardenTags. Stephen is passionate about gardening as Head Gardener with a team of ten staff he manages a prestigious Cheshire country estate of 55 acres, inc wild flower meadows, woodland, organic kitchen and formal gardens. Follow Stephen today”

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