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Keeping Bad Bugs Out Of Your Garden

Apr 8, 2008
All your hard work can be completely ruined in a few hours by the nasty pests that appear as soon as you've finished planting your garden. That's something no gardener needs or likes to see.

Stopping these bugs from attacking your garden by keeping them out right from the start is the very best option. I'm sure you know there are numerous chemicals that will do this, but you must put your and your family's safety first.

At the same time, by killing the unwanted pests you also kill the friendly ones. You don't want to do that because you need all the help you can get in the fight against the bad bugs.

Ladybugs and spiders are among your best friends in the garden. They're the predators that feed on the pests that damage your plants, so you want to encourage them, not kill them. These helpful bugs will either feed on the pests or drive them away.

Take the time to contact your local plant nursery and find out what are the best plants to use to encourage the good bugs. By doing this you'll be allowing them to help you by eliminating the bad pests.

For example, if you want a good healthy crop of tomatoes, plant some borage or marigolds around them and the pests will leave your precious tomato plants alone. There are other plants that have a perfume the bad bugs don't like and keeps them away... that stops them from doing their damage.

Don't neglect your housework in your garden - keep it clean and tidy. The bad pests absolutely love dark damp places, so try to keep these to a minimum. Get rid of any rubbish such as dead leaves, grass clippings and weeds by doing a regular clean up, this will help to deter them from taking up residence.

There are also some home remedies that will repel these damaging pests such as a hot pepper wax spray. The harmful insects and even some native pests will be put off by the spicy oil residue this leaves on your plants.

The wax solution is safe for your plants and doesn't affect the produce at all, so don't worry about "spicing" up your vegetables. As long as you properly clean them before consuming them, you won't notice any residue.

Every gardener wants to see their garden thrive after putting a lot of hours of hard work and dedication into it. No one wants to see that labor go down the drain by losing their plants to those annoying pests that seem to move into your garden as soon as you plant it out.

So before planting your garden, do your research and find the best companion plants to repel the annoying pests and the ones that invite the good insects in according to your geographic location.
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