Tips For Keeping Pests Out Of Your Garden


If you want to make sure that you will get the best crops from your garden, you will need to work hard to keep all of the pests out of it. To help you do just that, you will want to review the following helpful suggestions.

Fence In Your Plants

While this will not keep the small insects away, it will keep animals such as gophers, groundhogs, rabbits, and deer away from the food that you are growing. The easiest fencing material to work with, as well as one of the more affordable ones, would be chicken-wire fencing. The chicken wire can be purchased as a thick or thin wire, depending on how strong you need the fence to be. You can get some wood posts and place them a few feet from each other all of the way around your garden. You will need to build a gate so you can easily access the garden. Stretch the chicken wire along the outside of all of the fence posts until you have completely fenced the garden in. If you are worried about birds flying into your garden to pick up some berries you may be growing, you can always cover the top of the garden by using much taller fence posts. Make sure that you are making the wired enclosure tall enough so you can walk around your garden with ease.

Plant Some Herbs Around Your Vegetables

If you would like to make sure that you are not losing a lot of your vegetable crop to insects, you can deter a lot of them by planting herbs around the perimeter of your veggies. Whiteflies tend to be attracted to tomatoes and will easily destroy them. Planting basil will help ward those off. Planting oregano can help protect both tomato and cucumber plants. The more herbs you plant around your garden, the less likely it is that you will have a lot of trouble with insects.

Set Out Some Insect Traps

The idea of the insect traps is that they will attract the insects and contain them before they are able to destroy your crops. The two main insect traps that are used are the pheromone and sticky traps. You should have no problem finding these online or at a local plant or garden nursery. Place a few of them around the perimeter and a couple in the middle of your garden for the best success.

With those few suggestions in mind, you should have a much easier time making sure that you are going to keep your garden as free from pests as possible. For more information and advice, contact a pest control company in your area.


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Understanding The Land

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