Pest infestation is what nightmares are made of for garden owners. No, we’re not saying that all insects and bugs are harmful to plants, but certain species can ruin your gardening efforts before you know it.
You can buy pesticides from a nearby store or prepare recipes on your own that can terminate harmful bugs from your beautiful garden.
Chemical pesticides show quick results, but with the help of organic products, you can kill off pests without inflicting any damage to nature. Moreover, organic solutions can also protect you from exposure to harmful chemicals and maintain the flavor of vegetables and fruits growing in your garden.
Here are some practical tips to help you eradicate pests from your garden:
1. Add Compost and Mulch to Soil
If your garden plants are healthy, they can withstand the attacks of pests and insects. Plants obtain water and nutrients from the soil. Sufficient supply of nutrients improves their health and protects them from various threats.
For this purpose, you should consider adding mulch and compost to the garden soil. They improve the soil structure, help the soil retain moisture, prevent weed growth, maintain an optimal soil temperature and prevent pest infestation.
2. Prepare a Chili Pepper Spray
Chili pepper spray is an easy-to-make pesticide that can kill various types of insects and pests.
Take a large bowl and fill it with one-quarter water. Add a tablespoon of chili powder and a few drops of a liquid soap.
Transfer this solution to a spray bottle and shake it well. Now you can spray this pesticide over the diseased plants to get rid of pest infestation.
You can also prepare chili pepper spray with fresh peppers. For this purpose, blend half a cup of red peppers. Add it to a cooking pot filled with water and bring to a boil. Strain the mixture when it cools down and then add several drops of a liquid soap.
Now you can use this spray to keep your plants healthy and protect them from pests.
3. Use Neem Oil
Neem oil is one of the most effective solutions when it comes to pest infestation. Whether you want to prevent the problem or need to kill off garden pests, it can help you get the desired results. Moreover, it can protect your plants from fungal infections and mildew problem.
Since neem oil is non-toxic, it won’t affect the flavor of fruits and vegetables and is safe for the environment as well.
4. Monitor Your Garden
In order to eliminate pests, you should closely monitor your garden. If you notice pests on any plant, be proactive and use a pesticide to keep your plants healthy.
However, if the damage is too high to control, it’s best to get rid of the affected plant before it can spread pest infestation in your entire garden.
Taking care of your garden or a lawn requires time and efforts. It’s best to leave it to a professional lawn service to protect your gardening space from insects and pests.