How Do I Keep Pests Away from my Garden?

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 6:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

How Do I Keep Pests Away from my Garden? | The Experienced GardenerYou spend time and money to create a garden that you are proud of. That is why it is so disheartening to see damage to your plants caused by pests. They can create unsightly holes in the leaves of your plants and even kill them off. Clearly that is not what you had in mind when you started your garden. Through a few practical steps you can keep the majority of pests away from your plants and avoid the damage they create.

Use pest repellant plants

There are a number of plants that have the ability to repel pests from your garden. As you plan the layout of your garden be sure and include these types of plants as a part of the overall design. You will have to do some research to learn about what plants repel what types of pests. It is also important to understand which types of pests cause problems for the plants in your garden. Once you know these two pieces of information you can pair the repellant plants with the plants that you are hoping to protect. This is a natural way to keep pests away from your garden.

Create barriers

There are some types of pests you can keep away from your garden with barriers. Burrowing and digging pests such as moles, voles, and gophers travel through the ground and get at your plants through the soil. You can create a barrier around your garden to keep these pests away. You can build raised beds to keep these types of pests out. You can also bury mesh, wire, rocks, and other items in the ground to discourage burrowing and digging activity near your garden. Barriers are another all-natural way to keep harmful pests out of your garden.  

Get seasonal scheduled lawn care services

Another way to keep pests away from your garden is to get seasonal scheduled services from a company that specializes in lawn and garden care. Some of the services that these types of companies provide include rodent control and chemical pest control. When you set up regularly scheduled services it prevents pests from infesting and damaging your garden. You will also have another set of eyes on your garden which will help you nip any potential problems in the bud.

A small pest problem can quickly turn into a serious infestation if left unchecked. Do not risk the wellbeing of your garden by ignoring the possibility of a pest problem. You can do these simple things and deal with the majority of pest problems before they start damaging your garden. Pest repellant plants, garden barriers, and professional help can all help you keep pests away from your garden. 

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