Once you have a beautiful garden growing and you’ve retired for the night seeing that all is well, it can be frustrating when in the morning you find that some of your plants have been near eaten to the stock. “By Gum!” you exclaim. Right?
Well, the garden is green and lovely and good for eating as far as insect pests are concerned so here are some ideas to drive the little pest out. Insects are very good in your garden as long as they do not leaf-eating beetles or root devouring larvae or… you know what I mean?
As your garden systematically eliminates places where bugs can live and multiply so that you can help prevent a problem from occurring. Some bugs live under leaves and debris on the ground and some live in the soil. Anything you can pick up and put in the compost pile, which should be at least some distance from your garden, will help. That means old leaves, weeds any chunks of wood or plastic just anything that isn’t growing. If you have bare earth areas in your garden a little two tined rototiller to break up the soil periodically may help reduce pest and disease.
Garden Care when The Plant is Dormant
In February or March when foliage is gone and plants are dormant, you can treat your garden with dormant spray, used to keep destructive insects and diseases under control. The spray can be ineffective if you do not properly apply it …