Taking care of one’s garden and vegetation is of utmost importance if one is serious about their vegetation for profit, hobby, or any such reasons. When you have a scenery garden, uncontrolled intrusion of pests can really bring down all the efforts that you have into creating such an ecosystem.
The usual method adopted for pest control is using pesticides. However, today, more awareness has spread about the dangers of using chemicals. Why? Well, they might help you do away with the immediate pest problems, but they might also be dangerous to the health of humans and the ecosystem in the long run. This is why more stress is placed on the use of pesticides that are eco-friendly and do not damage character in any way. You can find many such products obtainable now-a-days. Read the instructions on such products and use them regularly to keep pests out of your garden.
However, the best way to keep the pest problem away without having to worry much about chemicals is to prevent the pest problem in the first place, but in this case also, what is advised is to adopt eco-friendly methods of pest prevention.
The first thing to realize when finding a way of keeping the pests away is how and why they affect the plants. Plants are easily affected by infections and pest of the kind when they become ineffective and are not able to be immune to infection. This happen to when there is not a good source of nutrition. Since nutrition is mostly obtained from the soil, the obvious first step is to make sure one always keeps the soil high and healthy by mixing it with proper fertilizers at regular intervals. This keeps the plants with a regular supply of nutrition that will help them stay healthy.
The other important thing is to keep the surrounding clean. Weeds and such where the insects and pest thrive would create higher chances of them finding their way into the useful vegetation. Also, when you uproot the unwanted growth, do not just leave them on the floor in the surrounding. They need to properly be disposed of or else during the seasonal cycles they might just grow back. When you see pests on plants use a strong stream of water to blow them away or pick them up and put them into a bucket of soapy water.
Another good option (but a cost sensitive one) would be to get a stock of anti-pest insects. This would include the praying mantis and such who would satisfy on the problematic pests in the area. This option needs to be carefully considered because once the pests are cleaned off, the insects might just move out into surrounding area of search of ‘food’ leaving your garden unprotected again.
character has its own ways of controlling pests. One such way is making use of pest-resistant plant species. If you grow plants such as citronells, marigolds, or germaniums you are putting a natural obstacle against pest in addition you would be adding beauty to your garden scenery.