Locally Grown, Organic Gardening Services
Our Green Initiatives
At Pleasant View Gardens we provide organic practices and offer sustainable gardening techniques. We use a variety of organic products that ensure safety while maintaining the health of your gardens.
These products control the following:
- Japanese Beetles
- Spider Mites
Benefits of Growing and Eating Organic
There are several benefits to growing and eating organic…You help keep the environment pollution free by not using any pesticides and chemicals. These practices assist in keeping the environment clean for future generations. You assist in not contributing to harmful run off into your local lakes, streams and rivers. You help support local organic farming communities and organizations. When you purchase organically you add to the growing demand for organic plants. This in turn indicates a growing awareness regarding organic farming, and the ill effects of non-organic farming. It also encourages more conversions to organic methods by your local growers.
Chemicals and Effects on Pollinators
At Pleasant View Gardens we pride ourselves on our earth-friendly practices. We custom grow our plant material organically, and materials purchased in come from organic suppliers. We use organic practices in the garden, including neonicotinoid free and organic insecticides. This is important for the health of the garden, insects, bees, butterflies, and most importantly our clients and their families and pets.
Our commitment to our bee community is an important factor in our success. Without bees we wouldn’t have pollinators for our beautiful flower displays and many of the foods we eat. Research has shown that the recent decline in bees in directly linked to the use of systemic insecticides and chemicals, especially in home gardens. Products available at local box stores can be major contributors to this issue. Several research studies have shown the negative effects of these chemicals on the local bee population as explained here. Here is more helpful information about protecting bees and other beneficial insects, compliments of the University of Minnesota. Pollinators and Their Habitat
How You Can Help
Make sure to request organic services and products for your garden. By requesting organic services for your yard you are contributing to preservation of natural resources like soil and water but also your own health, as well as the well-being of farmers world wide.