When you have a garden, you have all kinds of pests trying to destroy your efforts. From bugs to larger wildlife, you'll quickly find that fighting off pests will become a large part of tending your garden. The tips offered below will help you keep your garden safe from pests of all sizes without resorting to harsh chemicals.
Keeping bugs away
When you want to keep bugs out of your garden, you'll want to try one or more of the following suggestions:
Use coffee grounds to ward off a variety of bugs. Not only do a wide range of pests despise coffee grounds, but adding them to the soil of your garden will increase the soil's acidity for your plants that love acid. If you aren't a coffee drinker, you can go to your local coffee shops and ask for some of their used coffee grounds.
Make a spray repellent to keep away many different types of bugs, as well as some animals known to destroy gardens, such as rabbits. You can make the repellent by smashing up some fresh garlic and chopping up some hot peppers. Mix both in water and put it into a spray bottle and spray your plants with it. When you're ready to eat something out of your garden, wash the mixture off with some warm water and dish soap before consumption.
Keeping wildlife away
If you're having problems keeping wildlife like deer and raccoons out of your garden, try the following:
You may see a lot of success keeping larger pests out of your garden by using a motion activated sprinkler system. When these larger pests trigger the system's motion sensor, the sprinklers will turn on and scare them away with a wet surprise. When you want to approach your garden you can simply turn the sprinklers off at the spigot.
You can also scare these pests away with a repellent made out of predator urine. Spray the urine in the garden and the pests will stay away out of fear of coming in contact with a potential predator. In order to eat something from your garden you can simply wash the repellent off with warm water and dish soap.
If you try the above tips and find you're still having trouble, you may want to call out a professional pest control company like Greenleaf Organic Pest Management to come help you get rid of the pests.Share
8 January 2015
If you are new to woodworking or are thinking about remodeling your home, you might be trying to learn a little more about professional construction. Unfortunately, not every instruction guide is created for novices. When I started learning home repair basics, I found myself absolutely dumbfounded by some of the complicated advice I received from online tutorials and books from the library. Fortunately, I was able to learn a lot about construction by working with my friend for a few summers, and I want to share that information with you. My website is full of helpful advice on every topic from basement remodeling to electrical repair, so that you can be successful.