We’ve all been there before.
You walk outside one morning to check on your garden, only to see that a pest has already done the job for you. And during that visit, this pest ate and damaged most of your plants, forcing you to start completely over with your garden.
If you’ve been dealing with pest issues in your garden, there are a few different things you can try to do to combat the problem. And believe it or not, using these tips and tricks, you can even keep those critters out of the garden for good!
In this article, we’ll tell you five ways you can keep your garden safe and sound from all unwanted intruders. Now then, let’s get started!
1. Plant Some Parsley
The best place to start, especially if insects are your main issue, is by planting some parsley around your garden. Again, this is a great way to combat insects in and around your garden. Small creatures don’t like the smell and taste of parsley, either, which can also be helpful.
2. Us All-Natural Bug Spray
If parsley doesn’t work, and you do indeed need to spray for bugs, try to use an all-natural spray that you make yourself. The chemicals found in store-bought sprays aren’t good for you, or your plants, and should be avoided completely if possible.
A pro tip? Hot peppers and water is a simple solution that works really well and should get the job done for you without much money or effort.
3. Raise Your Plants Off the Ground
While pepper water will keep more than just the bugs away, sometimes it’s not enough, especially for midsize intruders like rabbits and other small animals.
A pro tip? Raise your plants with flower boxes to make them harder to reach. This will keep rabbits and other small critters from eating them and tracking through your garden, ruining all of your hard work.
4. Cover Your Garden’s Top
If raised flower beds aren’t enough, consider building a top over your plants. This can be easily done with some chicken wire, and won’t harm your plants, which is worth noting.
5. Build a Fence
Last but not least, if you’re still having issues with larger pests, your best bet is to build a fence around your garden. Oftentimes this is the only way to combat some of the biggest intruders, which is unfortunate but necessary if you want to keep your garden safe.
If you’re still having issues, and a fence isn’t an option for you, it’s probably best to call a professional. In fact, the folks at KingwoodFullScopePest can help you get rid of your pest problem for good!
Tips for Keeping Pest out of the Garden
Well, there you have it! Those are a few tricks that you can use to keep those unwanted intruders out of the garden for good!
Remember, if insects are your problem, consider planting some parsley, or making some homemade pepper spray, to solve the issue.
If you’ve got rabbits, raccoons, or animals of that size you’re dealing with, elevating your plants should help resolve the problem. Adding a roof to your garden with chicken wire works well, too, if you have the ability to do so.
If the intruders are larger, and you can’t figure out the best way to combat them, a fence may be your best bet.
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