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Garden with a Winner!™

  • Consider planting naturally repelling plants throughout your garden that can be both functional and 
    Ex: Alliums-Lavender–Peppermint-Geraniums-Basil Rosemary-Garlic-Lemongrass-Thyme-Dill-Hyssop

  • Take care of your plants; pests are not usually interested in feasting on healthy, fertilized, watered and well-nourished plants.
  • Remove infested plants, dead leaves, fallen rotten fruit, and other rubbish where insects can find refuge.
  • Some insects are drawn to weeds and will gradually spread onto your planted perennials so be sure to keep your garden as weed-free as possible.
  • Add a natural predator or enemy to your garden that will destroy and conquer, but not harm your soil or other plants that you would like to protect.
  • Allow your garden to get good air circulation.
  • Purchase a pack of ladybugs, really you can do that, it is a thing. Release them in your garden to devour the offenders, they can smell funny, but hey they will get the job done.
  • Try a trap, the yellow sticky or the pheromone filled are both effective but not necessarily the most attractive way to reduce the pest population.
  • Pesticides are poison! Use carefully, avoid hurting your soil, plants, family, or animals.
    READ THE PESTICIDE LABEL BEFORE OPENING A PESTICIDE CONTAINER.

 

Homemade Spray Recipe

Mix:

one tablespoon dishwashing soap
one gallon of water

Pour into a spray bottle and spray directly on the pests.