Wherever you live in the world, you will find insects in your garden. Many of them are harmless to us and essential for the natural balance of the ecosystem that exists out there. There are times when you might notice an increase in species that affects your plants, or insects that bite you when you relax outside. You don’t have to put up with it! Thanks to modern products that cause no harm to the environment, you can enjoy your garden once more. Here is how to get rid of those pesky insects in your garden.
Identify The Source
If you suddenly find an infestation in your garden, try to find from where the pests are coming. Mosquitoes, for example, go through a larval stage in water, so if you have a natural pond it is a suitable breeding ground for them. Natural ponds use plants and animals to keep the water healthy instead of complex filtration systems to clean and oxygenate it. Insect larvae enjoy the still water, and the adults will lay their eggs there. The best ways to deal with them is to use a treatment or drain the water. You might have fish in there that you do not wish to come to any harm, so draining the water is out of the question. You could install some temporary filters to try and remove the larvae; it will reduce the number of them that make it to adulthood.
Kill The Adults
There are treatments for your garden that kill adult mosquitoes when they come into contact with a treated surface. They offer a superior mosquito defense that will eradicate the pests so that you can enjoy your garden once more. During the main season, you must treat the area with a product about every three weeks to keep it clear. You must spray the nooks and crannies around the house, fencing, garden shed; anywhere that the mosquito might hide. The product will not harm plants or other friendly creatures such as butterflies either, so it is an attractive option.
Greenfly is another garden pest for which we seem to have no cure. People who grow roses use sprays to control them, but there is a natural option that you might like to consider. Did you know that you can buy ladybirds online and deposit them where the infestation is at its worst? They are ideal for treating greenhouse infestations, but they will also remain in your backyard as long as there is a food supply on which they can gorge. It is not only greenfly that they find tasty; they will feed on many tiny insects that destroy your plants. A log pile is a suitable habitat for ladybirds to live, so encourage them to stay by making a home for them. You might need to buy in new stock every year, but they are well worth the expense.
More Ecologically Sound Gardening Tips from the Green Wonder
Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced gardener, these tips will help you grow a beautiful and sustainable garden.
Choose Native Plants
Native plants are those that have evolved over time to thrive in the local climate without requiring a lot of extra care from humans. They also act as host plants for native insects, birds, and wildlife. Choosing native plants for your garden can help reduce your need for additional water, fertilizer, and pesticides – all of which can have negative impacts on the environment.
Compost is an incredibly valuable resource for any garden. It helps fertilize soil to promote healthy plant growth and it reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills. By composting kitchen scraps and yard waste, you can create nutrient-rich soil and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time! You could also use a compost tumbler or bin to speed up the process.
Conserving water is essential in any type of gardening so it’s important to be mindful of how much water you’re using. To keep your plants healthy while conserving water, try using mulch or other types of ground covers around plants to help retain moisture in the soil. If possible, collect rainwater in barrels or containers to use on your garden instead of relying solely on city water supplies. Additionally, watering at night can help reduce evaporation so you get more bang for your buck when it comes to hydration!
Gardening doesn’t have to be bad for the environment – with a few simple changes you can create an eco-friendly oasis right in your own backyard! You can enjoy your garden throughout the best season without being pestered by insects; it is easy when you know how. I hope you found my advice useful; it could change the way you use your garden. For the better, of course!