5 Tips For Summer Garden Pest Control

Posted on Jul 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

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Gardening pest control is a little more complex than pest control inside your house. Some pests are inevitable, some aren’t. Some pests are beneficial to your garden, while some are harmful. It can be difficult to know how or when to employ pest control methods. Here are some of the major points to consider when dealing with a garden pest issue.

Keeping Your Garden Neat Will Attract Less Pests

Something outdoor pest control has in common with indoor pest control is that tidiness helps. Most kinds of bugs like to find places that make it easier for them to go undetected. This means spots are covered, which can include long grass and weed infested yards. Keeping your lawn short, and weeds pulled actually helps keep pests awaybecause it reduces the amount of hiding spots that they can go undetected in.

Treat Your Garden For Problems

If you’re having a problem with pests, or have a full blown infestation, you’ll need to take action. There are plenty of products on the market for garden pest control, most of which are available at your local hardware store. If you’d rather take care of things quickly, you can call a landscaper and have them take a look at the issue. They’ll be able to wipe out the problem quickly with professional grade products and give you recommendations to keep the bugs out in the future.

Don’t Overwater

Another thing that can attract harmful pests to your garden is water. You have to water your garden often, but if you’re overwatering and leaving pools of water around, bugs can sometimes take this as an invitation to make themselves at home there. Pests need water just like all other living things, and some pests such as mosquitos even use water to breed. Make sure you’re watering the right amount in order to prevent this issue.

Repelling Harmful Pests With Plants

There are plants that you can put into your garden that naturally repel pests. Some of these include lavender, rosemary, and chrysanthemums. These are also practical plants that you can use in recipes or scented DIY projects. This is a great way to reduce the amount of pests you deal with in your garden, without ruining the aesthetics or using harsh chemicals.

Attract The Right Bugs

Not all bugs are bad for your garden. Some bugs are good because they prey on harmful pests. Do some research about the bugs in your area and which ones are beneficial to your yard, and how you can attract them.

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Topics: San Joaquin Valley, General Info, Gardens