How To Keep Insects From Infesting Your Garden

Posted on May 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

How To Keep Insects From Infesting Your Garden | The Experienced GardenerAs you may have noticed, our web URL isn’t completely our own – we share it with our sister company, San Joaquin Pest Control. We’ve worked alongside them for years, and can definitely vouch for their professionalism and dedication. So if you’ve got problems with cockroaches, ants, rodents, termites or any other household critters, they’ve got our vote of confidence.

But cockroaches won’t infest a yard; they’re not interested in feeding on your plants. They’d rather get indoors and share some of your junk food. In fact, it’s rare for household pests to also be outdoor nuisances.

So how can you prevent the nasty pests that infest your garden? Read on to find out:

  • Start by Removing Old Wood From the Yard

Here’s a tip we learned from our friends at SJ Pest: remove all dead wood and old lumber from your backyard. Otherwise, it could attract termites. They’ll set up a nest near the wood source, and then it will only be a matter of time until they try to attack the home. Remove that possibility by disposing of old wood, and store your firewood or other miscellaneous lumber in the garage instead.

  • Be Vigilant About Your Lawn and Garden

Unfortunately, sometimes we can’t prevent disease from impacting our landscape, and pests are often to blame for such diseases. That’s why you’ve got to keep your eyes peeled for signs of problems. If you notice a tree unexpectedly beginning to die or plants that are starting to wilt, that might be a disease. It’s critical that you pay attention, because this might be your only chance to save a tree – sometimes, cutting off the infected limbs will be enough to stop the spread.

  • Consider Whether or Not to Use Pesticides

Pesticides exist for a reason: they’re effective. But before you decide to use them yourself, consider the ramifications. California already has a nasty air pollution problem, thanks in large part to the massive amounts of pesticides that have been used by farmers. Do you want to contribute to those air quality problems? Do you know how to use pesticides responsibly?

  • You Can Always Call a Professional Gardening Service For Help

We provide residential gardening services to many clients, including the non-wealthy. Professional gardening help doesn’t have to be a full-time gig; we can come inspect your lawn and provide care on an occasional basis. And as you can imagine, that’s much more affordable than a full-time gardener.

If you’re interested in our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. And if you’d like some more lawn care tips, I invite you to check out our blog.

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