23 Organic Products for Every Yard and Garden Issue

July 18, 2014
This year’s garden late June

For years, we have always tried to use mostly organic products around our yard and gardens. Since I started beekeeping almost four years ago, everything had to change. It was no longer an option to be non-organic. Going chemical free was important for the bees and important in the long run for my young family. Today I thought that I would share some products that we have found beneficial over the years. A huge thanks goes out to my friends at Country Garden, who are always eager to show us something new!

As always, even though products are organic it does not mean that they cannot harm honeybees and fellow pollinators. So do not apply to plants with blooms or during the day when the pollinators are out. If you must use these products apply them early in the morning or around dusk when the pollinators have returned home for the evening.

Soil Amendments

  • Coast of Maine Organic Soil Products
  • Espoma’s
    • Holly Tone
    • Bone Meal
    • Garden Lime
  • Max Sea 16-16-16
  • Fox Farm Products
    • Big Bloom
    • Grow Big
    • Ocean Forest Soil
    • Happy Frog
  • Moo Doo
Lawn Care
  • Espoma Lawn Foods
  • Espoma Organic Weed Preventer
  • Actinovate
  • Serenade Fungicide
Weed Killer
  • Ecosmart organic weed and grass killer
  • Lucerne Farms Hay Mulch

Garden Pests

  • Captain Jack’s Dead Bug Brew
  • Bonide All Seasons Spray Oil
  • Neem Oil

Animal/Rodent Repellent

  • Bonide Repel’s All


  • Mosquito Dunks


  • Gnatnix

Grubs/Japanese Beetles

  • Milky Spore
  • Sluggo
  • Espoma Earth Tone Slug and Snail Control


  • Damminix Tick Tubes
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest


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5 thoughts on “23 Organic Products for Every Yard and Garden Issue”

  1. Since you are a bee keeper, why would honey bees swarm to the spot where my male dog tinkled? After I rinsed with water, the bees disappeared? Can I help these bees in some way by providing something they are lacking? Hubby agreed with me that these were indeed honeybees.

  2. This may sound strange to you but there could be sugar in your dog's urine. That can attract them. I would have your dog checked for diabetes. Those bees may have clued you in on a health issue with your pup!

  3. Oh my goodness! I had a fleeting thought regarding that and dismissed it, but you could very well be right. I will make an appointment first thing Monday morning. Bruno is our black and white Shih Tzu and the pride of my hubby who is diabetic himself. Bruno just turned six years old a few days ago. I want to thank you very much for your quick reply and I will let you know what happens.

  4. I thought the exact same thing after reading Hillside's comment ! We here use organic products as we have pets and dont want them to be harmed by chemicals let alone harming the nature we are so blessed to have with in our yard ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !


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