Whether we consider a tiny garden with just a few plants or a garden masterpiece that has been crafted as a result of large landscaping design being implemented by one of the experts from www.landscapersnetwork.org, there is something which they both have in common, and that is they are likely to be attacked by pests and bugs, just ask your landscaper.
It is often the bane of any gardener who has lovingly spent the time and effort to ensure all the flowers, trees, bushes, or shrubs that are planted in their garden are thriving, only to see them afflicted due to bugs undoing all that gardener’s good work.
One huge problem that arises from all this is that the number of different bugs that inflict damage on a garden is immense. This means that often having dealt with one unwanted pest a gardener sees another taking up residence in their garden. The key point here is that they should never give in, and simply accept that dealing with bugs is going to be a continuous process.
If this sounds like an issue you are dealing with then here are some tips to help you deal with unwanted bugs in your garden.
Constantly Monitor Your garden
If you have ever heard the term ‘Nip it in the bud’, then what you have is a phrase whose origin comes directly from gardening albeit it relates to frost rather than bugs. Nevertheless, with a definition that means stopping something early on, by constantly monitoring your garden for signs of bugs and pests, you are more to prevent them from becoming a serious problem.
Keep Abreast of Local Issues
As an extension to monitoring your own garden, it is never a bad idea to keep yourself aware of any issues with bugs that your neighbours and fellow gardeners who live near you may be experiencing. This allows you to and prepare and take preventative measures should the same bugs come calling to your garden.
Know Your Bugs
While being aware you have a problem with bugs is all well and going, if you do not know what bugs you have, or cannot recognise the damage they are doing, then your plants are pretty much helpless, as you will not know how to eradicate the problems.
You should try to increase your knowledge of common garden pests and bugs, the damage they inflict, and most importantly, how you can deal with each specific instance of each of them.
Know The Friendly Bugs From The Nasty Ones
This also important as there are many insects that you should actually want to see in your garden as they are helpful to it. These include bees, ladybirds, and spiders. Some them are also on your side, in light of the fact that they are predators of some of the bugs that attack plants and are thus the plants’ natural protectors.
Use Only Healthy Soil
The healthier your soil, the healthier all the plants in your garden will be and the first advantage of that is they will be more able to resist anything inflicted on them by pests.
Use Mechanical Pest Solutions
Wherever possible we would recommend that you do not use chemical spray insecticides to try and get rid of bugs. There is a danger that they may kill many of the ‘friendly’ insects in your garden too, plus they can be harmful to the environment. If you want to be rid of bugs in the greenest ways possible use mechanical solutions such as traps and barriers.