How To Have A Pest Free Garden This Year
Whether you are a novice or a veteran gardener, it is very important that you have your own space which is not crawling with pests and other bothers that might ruin your time for relaxation. Although it is not possible to create a sterile environment for gardening, it is possible to use a few tips on how to make the most out of your garden and to have it relatively pest-free. Nevertheless, the best you can do in any garden is to keep up with newer trends and to have your eyes peeled if there is any pest problem you need to take care immediately.
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Add coffee to your soil
Try not to get rid of your coffee grounds as they are a great addition to your garden, and not only will they add necessary minerals to the soil, they will also help in deterring pests from your garden. Many creatures simply cannot stand the smell and the taste of coffee grounds, and it will make them stay clear of your garden. Moreover, you can use your old coffee for composting and for refreshing the soil in your garden, just make sure that you do not overdo it.
Add more plants to your garden
There is a plethora of pest repelling herbs you can plant around your garden, and they will help you in keeping your garden relatively pest-free. However, always make sure to choose the ones which will not hurt your garden and that they will look and go great with your current garden settings. Nevertheless, consider the other helpful assets you can get from the freshly planted herbs, and in some cases it will mean that you can harvest some of the fruits or even leafs.
Setting up a perimeter
In some case though, it will be needed that you set a visible perimeter that will deter some of the bigger critters and pests, and you should always choose material which will not hurt any of the animals nor will it harm your local environment in any way. This is a great idea to apply when you want to separate your garden from the rest of your yard as well, just make sure that you set it up in a way that nobody will get hurt and that if you have pests, they do not get injured or scared away.
Creating your own home grown pesticide
It is possible to whip up some home-made organic pesticide from all the elements you have in your home, and it will not harm any of the creatures or plants in your garden. But, you should make sure that you do not make a habit of using it frequently as it might affect your garden in a bad way, and your plants might wither away. Just remember not to go overboard when spraying and applying in your garden, try to be reasonable and careful around your plants as they might be too sensitive.
Calling in the professionals
For some gardens though, it will be necessary to call in the professionals as they will have the best and safest pest control supplies you can get, and they will know exactly how to help you in making sure your garden is safe and pest-free. But always use the right measure and try not to go overboard as using more than the prescribed amount might harm not only your garden, but your immediate environment as well. You can also call the professionals to get advice and help on how to keep your garden free from pests in the long run.
Gardening done right
Make sure that you keep your garden free of pests as they might overrun it and then you have to start everything from scratch. Many of the things you can do and use in your garden will not only prevent pests, but it will also help your garden to become stronger and more resilient. However, unless you do some prior research to what is good and what is harmful for your garden, you should not experiment on your own, as it might end with catastrophic results. In the end, you can also ask for advice and help from professional gardeners.
By: Diana Smith
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