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Natural Pest Control

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Gardens are a lot of work, and anyone who has ever had one knows that an increased effort is involved when aiming for an organic one. Instead of relying on insecticides to rid your garden of infestations, it is essential to consider a few ways to incorporate natural pest control into your garden before you start to plant. Give some thought beforehand of natural ways to control pests. Don’t fall prey to the misconception that if you just spray a little homemade repellant here and there, weed and water, things will just naturally grow pest free. Don’t fail to consider native insects,… read more

Garden Pest Control

Garden Pest Control

Pests can be a problem, especially in food gardens. Here are ways to control pests without resorting to toxic chemicals. Companion Planting: Plants such as onions, garlic, mint, oregano, basil, thyme, and chives repel many common garden pests. Ladybugs: Ladybugs are voracious consumers of aphids, spider mites, and other pests. You can purchase them at garden supply stores or attract them by growing plants such as dill and fennel. Birds: Avian visitors, which also eat plenty of garden pests including slugs, can be encouraged to visit by growing native shrubs, trees, flowers, and ivy and providing bird feeders. Natural Insecticide:… read more

Eco Hints For Home

Eco Hints For Home

There are many ways that we can incorporate eco-friendly activities into our everyday chores around the home. These small changes that we make in our daily lives will make a difference to the future of our planet and we should encourage our friends, family and neighbors to do the same. Wallpaper It is making a comeback and instead of chemically filled paint, try an interesting design to brighten up your home. Curtains 20% of heat escapes through the windows. Get out the sewing machine and turn your favourite fabric into curtains that instantly update your home. Furniture Instead of spending cash… read more

Ladybugs in the Garden

Ladybug in the garden

Historically, ladybugs (also known as ladybirds or lady beetles) have been considered lucky in many cultures, possibly because people recognized the link between plentiful ladybugs and good harvests. There are many ladybug species and the majority are beneficial due to their voracious appetite for garden pests. Ladybugs naturally control a broad array of garden pests (both bugs and fungal infections such as powdery mildew, depending on the species). These helpful insects can be purchased at many garden supply stores or attracted to the garden by creating a ladybug-friendly environment (even if you buy ladybugs, you’ll need to create the right… read more