December 25th, 2007
You must protect plants from stress
if you wish to keep insects and diseases under control. However, before I explain how to protect plants from stress in order to repel garden insects, it would be wise to understand . . . Read the rest of this entry »
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December 19th, 2007
If roses are your favorite flower, then, like me, you’ve probably wondered, “How can I get rid of blackspot on roses the easy way? “
Because blackspot on roses can certainly ruin the looks of a beautiful rose shrub in very little time, I would cringe when I would see those black spots first appearing on the bottom leaves of my rose shrub. For a better view, click on Photo, courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Spot_(disease).
In this picture of blackspot on a rose leaf, you can see how the blackspots could quickly take over and suck all the juice out of the leaf. Read the rest of this entry »
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December 18th, 2007
What is biological control? How does this method control insects in the garden?
Instead of using chemicals,a gardener may want to use biological control, which is a method that allows one to control insects and diseases with natural predators.
Many organic gardeners believe that a landscape is more sustainable and healthier when there is more variety in it, that is, by using biodiversity. Therefore, an organic gardener works to develop a biological control system that keeps the insects at a manageable level with a complex system rather than eradicating them. Read the rest of this entry »
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October 8th, 2007
Is Natural Pest Control The Way To go?
Wherever I can, I use organic or natural ways to control pests because I value my health. For years, people have been using chemicals to control pests in homes and gardens.
The unfortunate part of using chemicals is that the chemical kills not only the pests but it also POLLUTES our air. Then we humans breathe in those chemicals through our skin and inhale it into our lungs thus ending up with a number of diseases and/or other illnesses. In addition, Read the rest of this entry »
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October 7th, 2007
Have you thought about using do-it-yourself home pest control methods to get rid of home pests?
We all know that one of the major problems that we can face when we own a house are the pests that may be lurking on the insides of our walls. And even though we try all we can to keep all the pests away, this problem may require a little persistence and ingenuity on your part. Read the rest of this entry »
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