Your garden and landscape were a large investment in time and energy, so maintenance and home pest control are imperative for these areas outside your home. Of course, utilizing pesticides may be effective, but the toxic chemicals can be too hazardous for any plants, fruits, vegetables and herbs that you plant to eat. With these DIY tips, you can prevent pests from harming your beautiful garden.
It is virtually impossible to rid the outside of insects. However, you can lure insects away from your garden by creating an eco-friendly bait.
Place 1 cup each of apple cider vinegar, sugar and cold water, along with a sliced up banana peel, into an empty 2-liter soda bottle. Place the bottle on the ground a few feet away from your garden or tie to the low part of a tree using string.
Beetles, ants, earwigs and other pests will be attracted to the sugary smell, luring them to the bait and preventing them from entering your garden.
One of the most unique options in home pest control for your garden is using aluminum foil. Tear off a few pieces of the foil and shred the aluminum up into a multitude of pieces.
Mix the shredded aluminum foil into the mulch of your garden. The foil will reflect light up onto your plants, deterring any insects and other pests from feeding off the elements inside your garden.
Using foil balloons is also a great way to deter pests without mixing aluminum into your mulch. Tie a few of these balloons to the posts around your garden. The shiny material and reflected light will scare away any insects or four-legged pests.
You may be surprised to learn that some plants are very unappealing to insects and rodents. By adding these plants, pests will be repelled from eating other plants in your garden.
Consider incorporating aromatic plants, such as basil, sage and marigolds, into your garden. These are excellent options for your garden because they are edible, delicious and attractive. However, the strong aroma is unappealing to most pests.
In addition, citronella plants are fun additions to your garden. Citronella has a strong smell that is unpleasant to mosquitoes, beetles and a variety of other pests. While not used in cooking, infusing or medicinal purposes, citronella does have an attractive look that will improve your garden’s appearance.
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