Welcome to my Home this Tuesday. Today I am posting about getting rid of garden pest naturally. As the weather heats up in South Louisiana and I am working in the garden- you always have to deal with pest of some kind. Why not do it naturally as part of your landscape – so you can enjoy all of your garden and yard.
7 Best Plants For Pest Control
- Basil. Basil is a great solution for repelling mosquitoes and flies. …
- Lavender. Lavender has been used for centuries to add a sweet smell to homes and clothes drawers. …
- Citronella. …
- Rosemary & Other Herbs. …
- Chrysanthemum. …
- Petunias. …
Control Garden Pests with Good Bugs
Ladybugs and their larvae feed on aphids and other soft-bodied pests. Rejoice if you see these red-orange, spotted beetles in your garden.
Spiders may not be what you love to see on your Tower Garden, but they’re valuable allies, eating all kinds of pests. Plus, those that typically inhabit gardens aren’t poisonous.
Tachinid flies, which basically look like houseflies, are natural enemies of caterpillars, beetles and shield bugs.
Kill Garden Pests with Natural, Organic Sprays
Botanical sprays can actually harm good bugs. So consider these as a last resort. If you do use the following sprays, always be sure to:
- Apply them in the late evening, once the sun is low in the sky. Otherwise, your plants could get cooked. (I made this mistake once. Not pretty.)
- Spray plants liberally, taking care to wet the undersides of leaves. For these sprays to be effective, they must come into direct contact with pests.
DIY Organic Garden Spray:
- Chop, grind or liquefy 1 garlic bulb and 1 small onion.
- Add 1 teaspoon of powdered cayenne pepper, 1 quart of water, and mix.
- Steep 1 hour, then strain through cheesecloth, and add 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap (such as pure castile liquid soap — not dishwashing detergent) to the strained liquid; mix well.
To avoid skin and eye irritation, wear rubber gloves and keep the mixture away from your eyes and nose when preparing and applying it. Refrigerate any remaining spray for up to 1 week in a covered container.