People who have space and time for gardening usually find it beneficial in many ways. First of all, it’s always great when you can grow your own fruits and vegetables so you don’t have to spend money on them, and you’re absolutely sure that it was grown organically and is safe for your family to eat. Other than this, numerous people find gardening extremely relaxing.
However, as much as we enjoy gardening and taking care of our precious plants, there’s something that might make us angry and desperate – pests. They can ruin our meticulously arranged gardens or nibble on our carefully grown products. Having pests around means having an ugly garden, as well as sick or destroyed plants, so it’s a natural to think about ways to solve and prevent this problem.
If you’re looking for ways to keep the tedious pests out of your garden, continue reading for some of the best and most effective tips.
Ants are very common when it comes to attacking plants, and in addition to this, their ant hills can ruin the look of your garden. If there are kids around playing, they might not have such a pleasant time if they run into an anthill. Therefore, use a simple solution: poisoned cornmeal. Simply sprinkle some of it around and over the ant hills and they will die out in just a couple of days. This happens because ants are attracted to it and will eat it, but won’t be able to digest it, which will kill them quickly.
Snails can’t really make a mess out of your garden, but they can surely cause damage to your vegetables and flowers. The good news is that you can get rid of them in a relatively simple way; don’t worry you won’t have to pick them up and throw them away one by one. Take a shallow container and place it somewhere convenient, and then pour some beer inside. Both slugs and snails love beer (just like us), so they will climb into it and drown, after which you can simply throw them away somewhere.
When it comes to moles, most of us will groan and roll our eyes, naturally, because they can make a real mess out of our garden by burrowing and creating mounds. Although they rarely, get in touch with the plants, they can cause them to die indirectly, by digging up the soil. One of the ways to get rid of moles is to pour water in the tunnels or to poison them. However, if you don’t want to kill the animals, and endanger your kids or pets, you can try a more humane way: plant some daffodils or marigolds on the places where you usually find them. These flowers repel moles and they will definitely spruce up the garden.
Another species that can invade our gardens and wreak havoc are birds – all kinds of them, depending on the area where you live. Now, you don’t want to kill the birds, but you do want them to stop visiting you and potentially destroy your plants. With this problem, you can go for the age-old solution: scarecrows. You can make your own, or search through the website of Bird Control Australia to see all the clever devices that can help you deal with this issue.
Various pests in the garden can really make our lives harder. Luckily, nowadays there are many clever and mostly humane ways to deal with these creatures, after which your garden will be impeccable.