Planting for Pest Prevention
Any experienced gardener has come across a pest problem at one point of another. The truth is that it is much easier to keep pests away than it is to manage an infestation. It might seem impossible to maintain a pest-free outdoor environment but that is why it is important to seek out new and creative ways to keep bugs away.
Taking Control of Your Green Space
Reaching for common pesticides might seem simple enough but these harsh chemicals can do more harm than good. Relying on natural sprays might not get the results that you want all at once, but there is a better way. Controlling the amount of pests around your space can be done naturally with the help of some creative planting and maintenance.
Maintain Healthy Soil: If you are noticing pest damage to your grass or greenery, there is a possibility that there is a problem with your soil. Healthy soil breeds healthy plants with decent immune systems. A higher immune system means a greater ability to fight off bug bites and disease.
Choosing the Right Plants: Not all plants are created equally. Whether it is a tree, vegetable, fruit or flower, each plant will have its own weaknesses and advantages. Consulting a lawn and garden expert in your area will help to choose more robust plants to withstand pests and weather issues.
Repel Pests: Garlics might be a staple in kitchens but they should also be a staple in gardens. Choosing strong scented plants in gardens can help to deter pests from your garden. This is just about the easiest way to keep bugs away. Other herbs like chives or thyme and even anise can help to create a bug barrier around your garden.
Rotate Crops: Rotating crops and soil can help to improve soil health but it can also create confusion in pests. If a certain area has been overrun pests, you might have to remove plants from this area and leave it bare until insects decide to move on.
These helpful tips are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to options for natural pest prevention. Installing physical barriers and choosing the right plants requires a keen eye and technical knowledge and this is where our Eenie Meenie Miny Mow! specialists come in. Our experts can help to choose the right plants, build above ground planters and help to create the ideal outdoor space for you.