The fight against garden pests can often seem like a never-ending battle. However, achieving a pest-free garden doesn’t have to involve harmful chemicals or drastic measures. Embrace the power of natural pest control with these six environmentally-friendly strategies that protect your garden while preserving its natural ecosystem.
Understanding Companion Planting
The first step in natural pest control is companion planting. This method leverages the beneficial relationships between different plant species. Some … Read the rest
Plants have natural chemicals and scents that can repel insects, including mosquitoes. These natural compounds can interfere with the mosquito’s sense of smell, making it harder for them to find and bite humans. Some plants also emit a scent that masks the carbon dioxide and other chemicals that humans emit, which is what attracts mosquitoes in the first place. Mosquito-repelling plants have been used for centuries as a natural way … Read the rest
If you’re looking for alternatives to chemical pesticides, natural and organic pest control may be the answer. One effective method is to plant specific insect-repelling plants in your garden. These plants contain natural compounds that deter insects, making them a great addition to any pest control strategy. In this blog post, we’ll share 10 plants that naturally repel insects and how to use them effectively.
Ok, I know, I know, another post on keeping my garden safe from deer and rabbit. We live on a very open property in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, and there are quite a few deer families and jack rabbits that roam our property. I did not want to clog up our view with added fencing, but wanted to make sure I kept the furry critters away from … Read the rest
Last year I had some plants decimated by deer, and wanted to be proactive and get ahead of the curve. So I set out to make homemade deer repellent with common household items. Here is a list of what you will need:
Peeled garlic cloves
So, put the garlic and cayenne pepper in the food processor to start… Read the rest