Tips to Protect Your Garden from Pests

Pest is a word that will most likely describe a harmful creature that is the equivalent of a hundred soldiers that can kill your beautiful garden.

Are you afraid to lose the battle between pest and your mighty agent? Tips and tricks are way more than powerful than pests!

Grande Pest and Petit Pest

Before you try to annihilate these pests, you must be aware of what you are dealing with. Pests can be categorized into two: big and small.

  1. Big animals such as deer, goats, cows and the like can become pests to your property. These grande pests are herbivores and without proper pest control measures can harm your garden.

  1. On the other hand, we have petit pests that can ruin the beauty of your garden, disrupt the fertilization process of plants, degrade soil and water quality and overall be the cause of your headaches.

 Plants Vs. ZombPest

Before applying different pest control agents in your garden, you might want to consider bringing in plants that are capable of fighting pests.

Lemongrass - this plant is not just for home remedies, it can also be a solution to lessen pests in your garden. This is because of its unusual smell and texture, as if garlic to vampires.

Lavender - it is beautifully made because of its purplish color but it can surprise you because of its aromatic smell, lavender is used as a mosquito repellant, and its oil is used in diffusers (to lighten the mood) but it is also the best pick for countering pests. If sprayed directly on pests, it can be lethally bad for them, and it is good for your garden.

Mint - is very well known because of its “super-uses.” It can be a remedy for stomach ache and it cleanses thoroughly, and aside from this, it can be used as a pest repellent because of its pleasant smell.

These plants are not just pest control agents, you can use these against these pesky little creatures, but they can also add up to the beauty of your garden.

Square Foot

Yes, you heard it right! This is somewhat related to Math.

Gardening is not just putting pots of plants anywhere you want. This is actually a big no, because without the “right” placement, you can greatly do damage to your plants. Be sure to put at least a foot between small plants and 1.5 ft between the big ones.

Otherwise, pests could easily move through your plants, damaging them easier and at a quicker rate.

One for All, All for One

Rotten plants can affect the other plants around them. In order to avoid this situation, always remove the plants that has potential to decay.

Natural Agents

To avoid decomposition and pests, one must use natural agents just like:

Mint oil - it is a combination of pulverized mint leaves and coconut oil; it is effective because of its strong smell.

Fruit peels - because of its substantial components, both plants and soil can benefit. It can be fertilized and at the same time be food for pests. This way, you can disrupt somehow the pest from targeting the plants. `

Hire Pest Control Pros 

        Managing a garden requires a lot of time and effort.

            If you’re quite a busy bee, acquiring pest control services to lend you a hand with your pest control duties can save you the hassle. In addition, they can do a more thorough job with pest prevention measures.

            One more thing:

            Chemicals are commonly used during these situations and when chemicals are used in one’s home, some level of expertise is necessary. If you are not sure of what you’re doing, simply calling the experts can ensure your plants and household’s safety.

Shower When Necessary

Excess water from the pot where plants are residing can be a factor to kill the beauty of your garden because pest can use this water to sustain their habitat and to be egg laying place. Water when it is needed.

Sunrise and Sunset

Before or during sunrise, you can sprinkle enough water to your plants to store water in their roots that can help them to withstand the sunny weather, and before sunset you must put water to replenish all the water they have used and it can also help in washing out pests planning to reside on that plant.

Barrier 

Net barriers are commonly used to avoid Grande pests and Petit pests in harming your precious plants, but it also somehow can affect the growth and development of your plants. As a tip, do not use heavy barriers for plants to allow them to move freely.

Not All Critters are Pests

Pests are pests, but some of them can actually be a tool in growing your garden more beautifully.

Honey bees - honey bees can give you the best honey as usual, but they can also help your garden with pollination. Bees can spread the “eggs” of plants to double their population.

Spiders - Spiders have good hunting skills; their webs can be as sticky as glue and they can trap harmful pests for food. Your garden is not the only one making the improvement but the whole ecosystem too!

Dragonflies - They can devour all petit pests as much as they want. Dragonflies are good pest fighting agents because their favorite foods consist of different kinds of pests.

Owner’s Duty

Before you could do all these tips, you must have the willingness to execute.

 If you want to grow a beautiful garden, hard work and perseverance are both necessary. Sometimes you can add a little bit of spice to your routine:Talk to your plants, they might be able to hear you and they’re simply replying through their blooming flowers. In short, show them love.
Amelia
 

Amelia Robinson is a lover of plants and gardens, as well as an educator on this topic. It’s her goal to make sure that you get the chance to learn what you need to about gardening to succeed with your own home garden at the blog RobinsonLovePlants.com. You’re not going to find just a collection of basic articles about gardening here. Instead, she wants to answer the difficult questions for you. She tweets at @robinsonplants

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