Garden Pest Basics

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Gardening can be much simpler if we didn’t need to worry about garden pests, however these little insects are hungry and so they need to eat our plants!
One tip is always that simple garden cleanliness helps. Insects can breed in piles of waste, although a  well kept compost pile will do no harm.
Many animals help keep on the pest population. These include birds like sparrows, robins, chickadees, and quite a few others. A birdfeeder, regularly full of food, is a fantastic thing. Toads and frogs also eat large numbers of insects. Having friendly places to enable them to rest or live, say for example a pond for frogs or perhaps a few rocks under shrubs for toads helps.
There are two kinds of insects pests that cause injury to our plants. One kind eats our plants, gnawing away at them, as an example grasshoppers and caterpillars. The second type sucks juices from plant comparable to a vampire. Plant lice and all scale insects, which fasten themselves to plants, are with this type.
Note that you have both natural remedies and chemical poison and for varieties of pests. One natural remedy that works for many types of pests is using a covered frame, usually a wooden box, covered with glass, protective cloth, or insect cloth. Another, one my grandma swore by, was regularly covering plant in ashes. Many varieties of insect pests find ashes, especially wood ashes, objectionable. And of course around the chemical front we’ve got various insecticides and fungicides.
Watch your plants! Should pests attack them, greater than a strange nibble here or there, be prepared to take action.

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