Declare War On Pests: 3 Organic Planting Ideas To Get Rid Of Garden-Invading Pests
When landscaping your home, you may have dreams of green plants and lush, aromatic flowers. What if these dreams become a nightmare, as ants, aphids and other garden pests take over? This can turn your dream garden into a dark, dead, smelly mess. To prevent this, organic solutions can help you to reduce problems in your garden. You may want to consider solutions such as a rock garden in a sunny area with subtle citronella grass or an English herb garden to declare war on pesky flies and mosquitoes. Here are some organic solutions that can help you get rid of any garden pests invading landscaping:
1. Replace Victims (Dead Trees) With A Rock Garden And Pest Repelling Plants
Unfortunately, some of the first victims that are likely to succumb to those garden pests are your lush, beautiful trees. All is not over in love and war, so you may want to fight back with a little sunshine and some plants that like sun and hate pests. Consider creating a rock garden, which can be accented with plants like citronella, which is a grass that repels many common garden insects. Other options you may want to consider to accent your newly created rock garden include flowering perennials like geraniums or marigolds.
2. Plan A Charming English Herb Garden With A Hidden Agenda
Maybe part of your idea of a beautiful garden is to have a small English herb garden. This can actually be a garden with a hidden agenda: acting as a foe to all those garden invaders. There are many different herbs that you can plant to repel insects and animals, such as most species of mint, oregano, rosemary, lemon balm and thyme. If you want to seasonally change the design and color of this garden, consider different winter crops, and maybe even add some colorful lettuce, which can repel some species of flies (but can attract slugs and snails).
3. That Water Feature In Your Garden Can Be A Great Place To Add Carnivorous Plants
Water features can be another great addition to a garden, and include many different design features. You may want to have small ponds and streams that flow over rock gardens in your landscaping. This is a great place for insects to nest and hatch eggs, as well as for aquatic plant life. You may want to consider wildlife like fish to keep insect larvae at bay. In addition, this can also be a great place to add some carnivorous plants to your garden, which can eat any bugs that come too close for comfort.
Keeping garden pests under control can be difficult, but limiting inviting plants can help keep insects at bay. Regularly fertilizing and treating your lawn for insects can help keep the pest problems at bay as well. If you want to get a head start on the insects and keep your garden green, contact a lawn fertilizing service such as Collins Lawn/Insect Control and talk with them about treatment options for your landscaping.