Gardening can be great fun and good exercise. You can also reduce your grocery bill as a result of gardening, but if you don’t address a few issues you may find that you are feeding the pests rather than your family.
House Pest control is one of the most important issues when planning your garden, whether it is a flower or vegetable garden. If you allow pests to overrun your garden instead of a thing of beauty and source of food you will have nothing more than an ugly mess.
Thankfully, there is a myriad of products and garden pest control tips that you can help your garden mirror all of the work that you put into it. Without pest control you might as well leave that patch as a piece of lawn.
What is a garden without a beautiful lawn beside it. Nobody puts a beautiful painting in a very ordinary frame so why would you put all of that work into your garden and then leave the lawn for the pests, and the pests can very easily spread to your garden.
Before you go laying down baits and poisons, turning your garden into a toxic waste dump, do a bit of research; there is plenty of information on the Internet to help you make your own pesticide. You can kill or deter garden pests without killing your neighbour’s cat.
I have known too many people complain about the pests getting into their garden, and then going to the nursery or hardware store to buy something that will not only kill the snails or beetles but everything else that enters the garden, including, in extreme cases, themselves.
Some pests will avoid a nice healthy garden, so nurture it by giving it the correct amount of water, the right fertilizer and don’t cut the grass too short. Now that your garden is healthy you can start to eradicate the pests that have stayed.
After getting your garden beautifully verdant, you may find that the snails and slugs will make an attempt to take over. These can be particularly harmful to vegetable gardens. In Toronto, Canada most pesticides have been banned, but Scotts EcoSense ferric phosphate is still used to eradicate snails and slugs. Why? Because it is safe to use.
I hope that I have made it abundantly clear that if you want to reap the benefits of all of your hard work in the garden you have to minimize the damage that the pests can cause. In order to defeat your enemy in the garden you must get to know them.