Ways to Prevent Garden Pests This Spring

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Besides buying repellents, looking up some homemade recipes to help prevent garden pests this spring is ideal.

Gardening brings many homeowners a lot of joy, beautifying their properties and providing yummy veggies for their families. However, one of the challenges of maintaining your garden is keeping the pests away. Not only will pests destroy your garden, but they will also make it difficult for you to continue gardening during the season. Prevent garden pests this spring by reading below.

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Choose Your Plants Wisely

Be careful with the plant types you choose for your garden because some are more attractive to pests than others. In addition, some plants are more pest-resistant. Whether you are experiencing an influx of squash bugs or beetles, research to locate the varieties of your desired plants that those and other pests won’t eat. You must also look for disease-resistant variations if you want to prevent garden pests this spring.

Install Physical Barriers

After choosing your pest-resistant plants, consider installing some physical barriers. Since pests are usually tiny, your regular perimeter fencing won’t do the trick. Alternatively, you can create a barrier with gravel or wood chips that will act as an obstacle for the pests. Another effective barrier is installing a floating row cover to protect your gardens. Floating row covers are best for protecting broccoli, cabbage, squash, or cucumber plants.

Select Repellents That Work Well with Your Garden

Many gardeners prefer to keep their gardens free of pesticides or chemicals. However, there are some repellents you can utilize that are gentle on wildlife, plants, and the environment. If you are concerned about harsh chemicals, make sure to read the fine print. Also, select repellents that work excellently with your garden. Do some research into the solutions and combinations that will do the trick. Besides buying repellents, looking up some homemade recipes to help prevent garden pests this spring is ideal.

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