Organic Pest Control For a Healthier Garden

Organic Pest Control For a Healthier Garden

Organic pest control is the best way to maintain a healthy garden for everyone and everything. Organic pest control will not eliminate all of the insects; after all, some of those insects are beneficial. Taking extra time caring for your plants and being on the look-out for early signs of disease and insect attacks is considered an organic way of keeping things under control. Healthy plants that do not have any stress signs will be able to resist pests and diseases a little easier.

Once your garden has been completely harvested and there are healthy old vegetable vines and similar residue left behind you can turn it over into the soil. Anything diseased or pest-infested should be removed because this provides a breeding ground for pests and pathogens. Some insects like to live in the debris during the winter and will get an early start in the spring when you plant your new garden. Several plant pathogens live in soil all year and this is another reason to remove the bad residue. It is also a good idea to remove any weeds that are close to your garden because insects find shelter in them.

You may think that all insects are the enemy, they are not, and many of them have an important role in the garden. Some insects break down the organic material, some are pollinators and others are called ‘beneficial’ insects because they eat the insects that are the enemy. Some of these beneficial insects include the ladybug, …

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