Protecting Your Garden: How to Fight Pesky Pests
Gardening is a great hobby. It allows you to commune with nature, relax and use your skills to grow something that you can be proud of. However, pests can turn your once beautiful oasis into a battleground. Obviously, netting companies can help by providing some protection for your young plants. Many gardeners, however, like to use this strategy in conjunction with several others. The following tips will help you figure out what to do.
Understand what you are up against. How can you safeguard your garden if you don’t understand which pests are causing the most issues for you? Spend some time figuring out what you are dealing with. If you aren’t sure where to begin, start with the plants themselves. Is the damage happening during the night or during the day? What do the leaves look like on your plants? Use the Internet to help you figure out what the signs you see mean. Remember, the best offense is a good defense, and you can’t defend your garden against pests you know nothing about.
Talk to anyone you know about your garden. See if they have any helpful solutions for you. You never know, the best advice could come from an unexpected place: someone who doesn’t even have a garden themselves. In addition, subscribe to several gardening forums and blogs. You may find a post that addresses one of the issues you are having. Also, you can post any questions you have on the forums. There are a number of very experienced gardeners floating around the Internet, and most are happy to help when needed. Finally, if you have a greenhouse or garden shop in your area, go in and talk to them about what is happening in your space. The people that work there are often very knowledgeable about plants in general, as well as your specific climate.