How to Prevent Pests in Your Garden

Tips for Keeping Pests Away From Your Landscape

Pests are a gardener’s worst enemy. They ruin flowers, destroy soil, and eat away at any crops you may have planted. However, the worst part is that they can be hard to spot. Luckily, there is good news: pests are preventable. You just have to know how to get rid of them.

Here are some quick tips on how to keep your garden pest-free:

Be vigilant of weeds

Weeds attract pests—as if you needed another reason to clear them out as soon as possible. Pests tend to hide in weeds and infest gardens that have been injured by them. It’s time to take that shelter away from them and keep your garden healthy and looking fresh.

Plant early

Like other creatures, pests tend to appear once it’s warm outside. That gives you a head start to plant—try to get your flowers and crops in the soil as early as possible, so by the time pests do arrive, your plants can be developed and healthy enough to put up a defense.

Bring in the good insects

It may not always seem like it, but there are actually beneficial insects to have present in your garden, namely ladybugs, lacewings, and parasitic wasps. These insects feed off of plants that provide nectar, and go after pests that could be harming your garden. Creating a balance with these good-guys can do wonders for your garden.

Create a wall

Hopefully this is your last option, but if it comes to it, it may be worth putting up physical barriers around your garden to prevent against pests. We only say that because we believe a garden’s beauty is worth seeing and enjoying. However, if the pests get out of hand, a physical barrier, like a floating row cover, can protect, especially young plants, from any potential invaders.

Preventing pests is only the first step to a healthy landscape. Next you’ll want an effective sprinkler system and that’s where Suburban Lawn Sprinkler Co. comes in! We have the expertise and highest quality materials to keep your garden and lawn healthy and green. Contact us today to learn more about our services!

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