Incline Village, NV, March 21, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Dealing with pests is a normal part of a gardener's life, but a little help can go a long way. In light of this situation, Home and Garden America has published a blog post that aims to help gardeners deal with common pest problems. The post, entitled "Your Ultimate Garden Pest Control Guide," talks about the all-natural ways to ward off pests. Methods such as growing insectary plants, using row covers, spraying food grade, and planting easy to grow survival seeds are all discussed in detail.
According to a Home and Garden America expert, one of the most efficient ways to deter bad bugs is to actually invite some beneficial ones. This can be achieved by planting several insectary plants such as alyssum, anise, borage, cornflower and fennel.
"These specific plants provide food, shelter and a safe environment for beneficial bugs to live in. They also have lots of nectar, which is incredibly useful in attracting good bugs. I suggest assigning around five to ten percent of your garden for these easy to grow insectary plants so you can invite more of the good bugs and less of the bad ones," says the gardening expert.
Another natural pest control method is using row covers in the garden. Row covers serve as barriers against malicious pests that can be damaging to plants. Heavy covers can shield a garden from harsh conditions especially during wintertime, while the lighter ones protect plants from daily weather situations while still allowing air, water and sunlight to pass through.
Diatomaceous earth, more commonly known as food grade, is the third pest control tip that gardeners should try. Spraying this fine powder on plant leaves can kill any unwanted pests and discourage chemical resistances from forming.
"Gardeners have often wondered about using diatomaceous earth. While this natural compound is deadly to plant-damaging insects, it is absolutely harmless to your garden. Diatomaceous earth is made of fossilized algae that is completely safe for garden use. In fact, many organic gardeners recommend this as an effective pest control technique," the HAGA expert commented.
Last but not the least, planting easy to grow survival seeds is key to a more pest-resistant garden.
"Heirloom survival seeds, in particular, offer several vegetable varieties that are naturally resistant to pests and plant diseases. All of this is possible due to the greater genetic diversity of the seeds. Because of these practical benefits, many organic gardeners as well as prepper gardeners are now planting heirloom survival seeds at home," the HAGA expert concluded.
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Chuck Harmon has been writing about homeandgardenamerica.com – emergency seeds for several years, and the reception from the public has been extremely rewarding.