Gardening Chemical tips – which ones to use and not use

org3At some point in our gardening careers, it may become necessary to use some chemicals such as pesticides to cure disease and pest infestations in our garden or landscape areas. How does one store and dispose of these kinds of chemicals? Pesticide is an umbrella name for things such as herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.  Before you using any product on your plants read labels, do not harm your garden area or the wildlife around it. Determine what your problem is.  There are different chemicals designed to target different pests, and you want to make sure you have the right one.  Also, after you apply the chemicals to the affected area unless the package instructs you to and also do not let these chemicals drain into storm drains as this affect the entire neighborhood.

garden1Also, do not use pesticides if you are expecting rain and remember to keep away from the area so as not to cause harm to yourself or your family.  Additionally, make sure to wear protective eyewear and a long sleeved shirt to protect yourself from accidental contact with the chemicals.  When storing these, make sure to keep them in a cool, separate area that is out of reach of your small children and animals.  If you need to dispose of any leftover products one can give them away to neighbors, friends or family.  If nobody wants them, you do not have a whole lot of options other than keeping them around.  You cannot pour these down a storm drain, and it is against the law.  You will need to take the leftover products to a household hazardous waste site so that professionals can take care of these properly. So when it comes to using, storing and disposing of garden chemicals you need to remember to get rid of them safely.


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