One of the hardest parts of gardening is garden pest control and keeping diseases at bay. It might seem like an impossible task, but it really isn’t, and there are some ways you can make it a little easier.
Here are some suggestions we recommend you try out within your gardens and flower beds.
- Start with the soil. Healthy soil = healthy plants, and healthy plants are more capable of fending off pests and diseases. Make sure that your soil has the right balance of nutrients for your plants, and be sure that you have plenty of space between them so that they’re not competing for limited resources. If you are not sure what the conditions of your soil are, feel free to ask us, and we’ll be happy to test it for you.
- Remove debris and dead plants from your garden. These are pathogen breeding grounds, and as they decompose, they attract everything from rodents to wasps. Remember: the cleaner you keep your garden, the happier your plants will be.
- Create a healthy ecosystem in your garden. The more diversity you include, the better off your plants will be. By strategically using companion plants, you will help keep the beetles out of your beets and the maggots out of your marigolds.
- Don’t let problems fester. If you notice problems starting to occur, take care of them immediately. This is essential to keeping diseases and insect infestations from spreading and growing out of control. The sooner you resolve problems, the healthier your garden will be.
Need some help with garden pest control? Contact our team at Rosehill Gardens, and we will be happy to offer you our services. We have the skills, experience, and tools necessary to keep your gardens free of pests and diseases throughout the year.