A beautiful garden is easily ravaged by the bugs and pests that seem to think it’s a new buffet. Finding holes, tares and discolored leaves is a frustrating experience when you have spent hours laboring to produce a thriving plot. While you may be tempted to drop nuclear pesticide bombs as a weapon of mass pest control, there are environmentally friendly and non-toxic alternatives.
One option for eliminating the pest threat is bringing in physical support. Guinea fowl are birds that feast on grubs, fleas, insects and even snakes. It may seem a stretch to bring in one pest to control another, but guineas are by far a top notch security measure against insect destruction. Of course, you will need to find about restrictions to owning uncaged birds, but if permissible, this is a highly effective option.
Essential oils have become another possibility for organic pest control. Depending on the type of insect you wish to repel, there are a number of oils and household elements that can be combined for safe but effective distribution. Peppermint and thyme are effective against beetles, while lemongrass and lavender can prevent chiggers. Ants cannot tolerate spearmint or peppermint, and clove oil, oregano, citronella, tea tree or eucalyptus can prevent infestations from a number of insects and spiders.
If you are looking for support for a vegetable or herb garden, floating row covers may be of assistance. Made from a lightweight polyester fabric, the covering is closed enough to prevent insect invasion yet translucent enough to allow plenty of light. If you are working to avoid insects or pesst in your flower bed, cedar chips or cyprus mulch can be effective deterrents. These are known for repelling moths, termites, carpet beetles or cockroaches.
At Organic Lawn Care Services, you can be confident the team will treat your garden and landscape with the utmost care. Even with measures of pest control, the staff and employees are committed to providing environmentally friendly options for a thriving garden.