Organic lawn garden fungicide: Do they work?
If you have a fungus problem in your garden or lawn, you’re probably tempted to buy a fungicide to deal with the pests. While traditional fungicides work, they provide a potential risk to the health of your plants and even yourself because they are made of armful chemicals. There are more natural and organic fungicides but do they work? Let’s find out.
One of the big problems with using traditional fungicides and pesticides is that they might upset the balance in your garden or lawn. For example, a fungicide may kill off an insect that was preventing another insect from destroying your plants. There are many beneficial insects, like lady bugs who help to curb the aphid population from destroying plants.
If you’ll be using a organic lawn fungicide, you may want to avoid blanketing everything with the fungicide as it can be detrimental to plants that don’t actually need it. Instead, you should use the “spot treatment” approach where you spray the fungicide where you see it sprout up.
If you have some milk in your fridge, you already have one type of organic lawn garden fungicide. Adding some milk to water and watering your plants with the mixture is a little known technique that hasn’t been proven yet but many swear by it. Some speculate that the milk feeds the competitor to fungi, allowing the competitor to destroy the fungi naturally. Garlic, anise seeds, and hot peppers have also been known to naturally and organically help fight the growth of fungus.