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Garden Pest Control For a Safer Garden

In order to enjoy a safer garden for your family, you should seriously consider natural garden pest control over the use of pesticides and insecticides.

Statistics reveal alarming figures for the use of garden pest control in private homes. It seems that homeowners use three times more pesticides than farmers, which means that single-family homes are responsible for very serious water contamination with pesticides.

Insects are the most harmful pest for a garden, and you have to focus on strategies and means to prevent them from making your garden their home. Remove weak plants that could have been infected. They are more likely to attract predators.

Prepare your soil using natural composting methods so that your plants grow vigorous and thus inherently develop higher natural defenses against garden pests.

Garden Pest Control Will Control The Insect Habitat in The Garden

For slugs and various diseases that could affect the health of the plants, great pest control is achieved by using seaweed fertilizers or seaweed mulch. Seaweeds have a high content of calcium, barium, zinc, sulfur, magnesium and iron that promote great health in plants

Insects are usually attracted by a specific type of plants, you can achieve better garden pest control by rotating the crops. Pests spread around when plantings are mixed and they cause less damage. Moreover, yearly crop rotation prevents the re-infestation of the beds in case some pests have over-wintered in the soil.

Wet foliage attracts insects, and it makes plants prone to fungal damage. It's a good idea to water the plants early in the morning or use a drip-irrigation system in order for very efficient garden pest control.

In case you work in the garden and you remove the infected plants, make sure you clean the tools thoroughly in order to avoid perpetuating the problem in other areas of the garden. You'll thus better manage to keep the pestering insects away.

Aromatic herbs planted here and there on your beds are also very efficient for garden pest control. We can mention lavender, thyme and peppermint here, because they do an excellent job at repelling insects, not to mention that they also smell great and are a true delight for your senses.

Natural garden pest control may be more difficult to put into practice and use than chemical pest control, but the benefits and rewards it brings are worth your time, patience and effort.