How To Send Your Garden Pests To Your Neighbors Yard
Using Marigolds For Pest Control
Did you know that if you include a row of marigolds in your vegetable garden that your taking a important step towards garden pest control as most garden insect pests can't stand marigolds. Another really great thing about using marigolds for garden pest control is that they are all natural.
You can plant basil in with your tomatoes or in the same row as your tomato plants and it also will repel mosquito's and garden pests from your garden and you can harvest the basil and use it in your kitchen.
Plant catnip in the corners of your garden and guess what it repels just about all the garden pests you will ever have except of course the cats and you can enjoy a great calming homemade tea from the mature catnip plant and dry it to include in homemade cat toys.Tie up small packages of catnip in small cheesecloth bags and use them in a soothing hot bath.
If your garden or yard has a problem with Japanese Beetles you want either a row of chives in your garden or several large pots of chives setting and growing around your yard.When the chives mature cut them way back and if they are watered well they will put right back out. There is nothing like fresh chives in your baked potatoes.
Plant dill plants in with your squash plants and you won't be bothered by squash bugs. Dill is also great to grow to repel other garden pests also. Plus you can harvest and use the dill.
Four o clocks are a favorite food of Japanese Beetles but the foliage of the Four o clocks is deadly poisonous to Japanese Beetles so they won't be finishing their meal.
Everyone should plant garlic in their garden and in their rose beds as it is one of the best plants to repel pests both from your garden plants and aphids from your roses. And you will find that fresh homemade garlic is so delicious to cook with.
As you can see you can use plants to chase the garden pests right out of your garden. Even ground hogs can't stand marigolds so every garden should have a row of marigolds. And if you plant the row of marigolds directly between your row of cabbage and your row of tomatoes you won't have to worry about any pests at all on your cabbage or tomatoes.
And the really great thing about using plants to repel and chase away garden pests is you won't be using any pesticides.
Carolina Wolf Spiders and Writing Spiders should be left along in your yard or garden as these spiders eat huge amounts of insects. Just be sure to self educate your self so you can easily recognize these species of spiders. Almost all spiders contain a certain amount of venom so no one should handle these spiders as some people are allergic to spider venom. So let them be and let them help take care of the garden pests.
Ladybugs love to eat aphids and some other bugs so yes you want ladybugs in your garden and yard. They will help to rid your yard of pests. You can buy ladybugs in the spring and summer at your local garden supply store.
Preying Mantis can be your best friend eating up all the insect pests in your yard and garden. And you can purchase preying mantis eggs from your local garden supply store in the spring and summer. And the preying mantis has an appetite like you won't believe. Before you know it your yard and garden will be free of pests.
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