There’s nothing better than going into your backyard, picking a fresh garden tomato off the vine, and making a delicious BLT on a hot summer afternoon. But this can be much less enjoyable if, as you enter your garden, you find it teeming with pests!
Not only do they make your skin crawl, but pests in your garden destroy your fruits and vegetables. To keep your garden crops safe, here’s how to keep pests out of your garden.
You can help prevent pests from nibbling on your garden plants by growing healthy, and disease-free plants. Be sure you are regularly inspecting your plants. You should be on the lookout for any leaves that are discolored or damaged. If you find any, remove the damaged leaves by pinching them off. If the entire plant has been compromised, it’s best to remove it altogether.
Weeding not only helps your plants grow to their potential, but it also eliminates places for pests to hang out.
Another great way to prevent pests from invading your garden is to remove places of refuge and food sources around your yard and home, not just in your garden. Get rid of piles of brush or tall grass. Make sure pests can’t get access to your home, crawl space or underneath your porch.
Once you’ve done all you can to prevent pests from invading your garden, it’s time to find ways to make repel them from your garden.
If you’ve found slugs, snails, or caterpillars in your garden, try sprinkling crushed up egg shells under your plants to keep them away.
Potato bugs and other aphids can be repelled with herbs like mint, fennel, catnip, basil, or lemongrass.
You can also try using some natural and household items to kill insects like flour, salt, or beer.
If you’re dealing with larger pests (like squirrels, gophers, rabbits, or other furry mammals) you can try scent repellents like garlic clips or castor oil. Or you may use ultrasonic noise to repel pests as well as noise makers, motion-activated water sprayers, or reflective tape.
#3. Hire a Pest Control Company
If you want to be certain that you’re keeping pests out of your garden this summer, hire a pest control company. When you hire a someone who controls and eliminates pests for a living, you can be sure that your garden, yard, and home will be pest free.
When you hire My All Green for your pest control needs, you can expect excellent service at a great price, all with a guarantee. If you see any pests after the initial spray, they’ll come back and spray again. Keeping pests out of your garden has never been easier than with the help of My All Green.