Pest and disease control is one of the most important things for maintaining your garden. The good news is that you don’t need to use dangerous chemicals to do it!
Intercropping is the practice of growing different crops together which confuses and also repels pests, making it harder for them to locate their favored host plants.
Building and maintaining soil health through composting, mulching, and organic matter not only enriches the soil but also promotes strong plant growth
By opting for pest-resistant plant varieties, you can significantly reduce the risk of insect infestation without relying on chemical interventions.
Good garden maintenance plays a pivotal role in stopping the spread of pests and diseases. Regularly removing plant debris, fallen leaves, and weeds can eliminate potential hiding spots and breeding grounds for pests.
Encouraging natural predators like ladybugs, lacewings, and birds by providing the right habitats or food sources can help keep pests away.
The concept of companion planting is when you strategically plant pest-repellent flowers or herbs to actively repel pests. By pairing compatible plants, you can create a garden ecosystem that naturally deters pests.
By combining simple ingredients like liquid soap, water, and vegetable oil, you can create a potent insecticidal spray that suffocates soft-bodied insects like aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites.
By using companion planting, beneficial insects, herbal solutions, and green pest control options, we create a thriving garden ecosystem without harmful chemicals.
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