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Pest Free Garden - How To Create Yours

Author : Derek Farley

In such stressful times people are finding a variety of ways to relax such as gardening. Gardening can be a rewarding activity. There's nothing more relaxing than sitting in your backward with tea and seeing the fruits of your labor. Every gardener strives to have a beautiful and healthy garden. But there is nothing more irritating than being invaded by garden pests. There are a variety of ways to rid your self of menacing pest in your natural sanctuary. Many gardeners prefer a pesticide free approach which is very doable.

A good gardener must first keep a watchful eye for unwanted pests. Start by looking under leaves and turning stones that are stored in your garden frequently. With the first sign of a silent threat, it is time to jump into action. Most gardeners prefer a chemical free garden when at all possible. There are usually three main categories of pest that cause unimaginable damage: mammals (like rabbits), insects (worms), and gastropods (the common garden snails and slugs). The trouble with using poisons and pesticides is the threat of causing harm to your yard, the birds and even playing children. One way to drive our destructive little friends away are just common coffee grounds. There are a variety of creatures that can not stand coffee grounds.

It also has many benefits such as: the added nitrogen to the soil and helps increase the acidity for acid loving plants. Secondly, gardeners may find it helpful to use organic sprays and there are an abundance of organic or homemade recipes for riding your garden of pests without using harmful chemically induced sprays. Many of the recipes call for garlic, hot peppers, onions, soaps and water. Use these sprays directly on plants and yards where the pests are causing havoc. Some gardeners prefer to trap their problems. Slugs can be the biggest nuisance of all of the garden pests of them all, as it wrecks havoc on the leaves. Coffee grounds can help but are not fool proof with the slug. Slugs and snails, however, hate cooper.

With some potted plants, it is as simple as, purchasing thin rolls of copper and putting it around the pot. If you find it difficult to find or maintain the copper than you can simply trap the slugs with simple things such as: grape juice, orange or grapefruit rinds and beer. Leave the orange rind on a saucer in the garden and they will instantly gravitate to it and in the morning you can simply throw it out. Your sanctuary is safe again.

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