Managing Pests in Your Garden

If you have committed yourself to building a garden, then you have also committed yourself to fighting off pests. If it hasn’t happened yet, consider yourself lucky. At some point every gardening enthusiast will need to manage pests to protect their garden. Learn how to prevent pests from plaguing your garden by following these simple tips and techniques that can give you an advantage on managing pests.

The easiest way to keep pests from invading your garden is to keep them from entering in the first place by building a healthy garden.  To establish a healthy garden, use fresh organic soil, pull out weak plants, and keep your garden clear of any debris and weeds. Use clean mulch or plant covers and keep foliage dry for most of the day. It’s important to get started early in the morning, that way the water has time to dry and to not create a wet environment that will attract insects and fungus that will damage your garden. One tip in particular to manage pests is to add variation to your garden.  Mix up your garden by adding a variety of different plants. Increasing the biodiversity of your garden will allow you to avoid mono-culture and an increase in pests.

One final tip for managing pests is to implement your own army of insects that will prey on harmful insects. These insects include ladybugs, praying mantis, and brachonids, which prevent insects from entering your garden and new larvae from developing. Taking care of a garden can be a very rewarding experience.  Follow these useful tips to reap more rewards and for a more abundant and flourishing garden.

If you find yourself with more questions than answers at this point, or just want to know more; stop into the store and have a chat with one of us about helping you deal with pests plaguing your plants.


Leave a Reply