How To Get Rid Of Garden Pests

by Dave The Handyman on December 16, 2009

If you are in love with gardening and have your own garden, you will find yourself stepping outside many times a day to check up on it. Sometimes you will notice that some of your plants, or some of your flowers have been tampered with. If you have a fruit garden you may notice some holes in the fruits, or with a vegetable garden the same thing. This is a pretty good indication that you have some garden pests. There are many types of garden pests such as insects, birds, and worms. For this reason I am going to go over some of the ways that I have learned how to get rid of garden pests without destroying my garden at the same time.

One way is to use a pesticide to spray your garden. Now there are many kinds of pesticides that are out there, and there are usually detailed instructions to use these sprays, and you must follow them exactly as if you do not, you will still kill most of the garden pests, but more than likely you will kill all of your plants too. So that is why it is very crucial that you follow the instructions exactly how they are on the bottle.

Make sure that you check your garden for weeds and dead shrubbery, and also dead leaves as well. This just gives the insects more places that they can hide. If you are having a problem with worms you can contain them to a degree by turning the soil in the garden a couple times a week. Keeping the garden clean and free of dead stuff is one of the best ways to take away the hiding places of insects and further help you in your task of getting rid of garden pests.

As far as birds go, they are more than likely in your garden because they are hungry. They may be there to eat your fruit or eat your vegetables, do not put it past them to swoop through your garden and mess up your flowers because they are in there digging for worms either. The easiest way that I have found to get the birds out of your garden is to get a bird feeder. If you want to take it a step further, such as a mini home improvement project, you could get a feeder and a bird house. Now you no longer have birds messing with your garden, you also made your home look better and classier, now that’s what I call killing 2 birds with one stone!

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hoodia gordonii December 19, 2009 at 1:28 pm

This is a good post about getting rid of garden pests.I also get problem sometimes but can’t find any solution for my beautiful garden.This will be helpful for me.Thank you very much for such useful post.

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