Make Your Garden Looking Healthy By Eliminating Pests
Even though you will not have a completely pest-free garden, you can largely protect the results of your labours by taking appropriate action. What makes it difficult is that insects hide from predators, under fallen leaves, weeds, and soil. Your first line of attack should be to eliminate their hiding places as much as possible. Get rid of the rotting material, the leaves and weeds that provide shelter to the insects. Burrow over sections of soil and break any clumps on a frequent basis. In this manner subterranean pest hideouts will be minimised.
Realizing that holes have been completely chewed into your plants since you last checked out them is quite a nasty surprize. Insects are usually the responsible party. Occasionally the damage may have been created by moles, but the usual rascals are birds, worms and slugs, closely followed by snails and caterpillars.
When pests are not eliminated speedily, your garden will deteriorate rapidly. If they are given time to setup themselves they become very difficult to eradicate. The value of your home is enhanced by a strong, well looked after garden.
Bugs that consume your plants and diseases that disfigure and kill them should also be suppressed with dormant spray. You implement the spray once the plants are dormant, around February/March. The directions must be used exactly to ensure the dormant spray works properly. You could potentially see your whole garden die as a result of careless use of the spray. Remember that there are also insects that benefit your garden, and these you should keep. Besides the insects, another problem is produced by those pesky birds. Trying to chase them away doesn’t achieve much good, but a solution you might try is to put up a bird feeder. Let the birds feed on what you have within your feeder instead of what’s in your garden. It will save you money in over time, and become part of your yard decoration.
It will not eliminate your whole predicament, but having a dog could actually help also. A lot of gardens are stricken by moles. The indicators that they are around are dying plants and little hills of soil. These kinds of little animals certainly understand how to make a nuisance of themselves. Most of these small-tailed fellows are sometimes white, but in most cases brown or black, and vary in length from 5 to 14 inches. One method of doing away with them is through trapping. Successfully catching them comes with finding the tunnels of the moles and putting the trap in the right place. Smoke bombs tripped nearby the tunnel entrance and spreading throughout the tunnels will hopefully get the moles.
You may well need a professional if your problem is multiple pests in the house.Share