Natural Ways to Fight Off Pests and Save Your Garden #infographic

Natural Ways to Fight Off Pests and Save Your Garden

Many gardeners have a chemicals aversion. These gardeners may be dedicated to increasing pesticide-free, planting (and eating) edibles, or just like thinking about maintaining flower beds naturally healthy. Whatever the reason, you can take important steps to get the pesticides out of your garden and maintain them out.

Grow on a healthy basis. Healthy crops enjoy healthy soil–soil that, if it is too sandy or clayey, is altered frequently with compost or supplemented. Test your soil to find out its structure and add nutrients as necessary. Every spring, dig into several inches of compost, safeguard your crops with a good layer of organic mulch yearly or seasonally, and clear any dead plant material at the end of the growing season.

Comply with your increasing climate with your crops. If you have crops that strive and strain through the growing season, they may not be a good fit for either the place they are in or the climate they are in. For instance, if planted in a shady, moist place, sun-loving phlox may be more prone to wilt or mold. After a especially hard, long, and cold winter, shrubs hardy only to USDA Zone 5 may struggle. Choose your crops thoroughly and place them on the label data of the plant where suggested.

Be varied. Some crops, like nitrogen, need more of a certain type of nutrient or mineral. If you plant the same thing in the same spot over and over, you will deplete your soil from the very thing that the plants need. You will also promote nuisance bugs to reside–believe about squash bugs that winter in the floor and feed on the same melon plot every year.

A varied crop with a variety of flowers, vegetables and herbs should be included in your annual garden plan. It also helps to rotate crops. Swap places in a veggie garden, move your tomatoes and peppers from year to year, and skip cucumbers if squash bugs reside.
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