Biological Control
Pest Control

Biological Control

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…

Natural Pest Control
Pest Control

Natural Pest Control

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…

17 Non-Toxic Slug Control Methods
Slugs & Snails / Outdoor Pests

17 Non-Toxic Slug Control Methods

NON-TOXIC SLUG CONTROL CAN BE A REAL CHALLENGE, …especially if you have pets or young children and you don’t want to use poisonous slug/snail pellets. Therefore to salvage your plants, you might want to use one (or more) of these 17 non-toxic slug control methods to immediately control or kill these slugs (or snails). Garden slugs and snails love tender-leaved plants — any plants:…

When To Spray Fruit Trees
Pest Control

When To Spray Fruit Trees

EVERY FRUIT GROWER WILL REALIZE SOONER OR LATER THAT IN ORDER TO HAVE BEAUTIFUL AND HEALTHY FRUIT ONE MUST FOLLOW A SPRAYING SCHEDULE AND KNOW WHEN TO SPRAY FRUIT TREES According to my gardening books, professional growers spray fruit trees at every stage: dormant, green tip, 1/2 inch green, pink blooms beginning, full bloom, after…

Natural Lawn Grub Control
Grubs

Natural Lawn Grub Control

WHAT IS LAWN GRUB OR WHITE GRUB? WHAT NATURAL TREATMENT CAN BE USED TO CONTROL LAWN GRUB AND STILL HAVE A BEAUTIFUL GREEN LAWN? Every lawn owner hates the term “White grub in the lawn” for they know that if left untreated, the lawn grub/white grub will destroy every blade of grass and the owner will end up with no lawn….

Peach Leaf Curl
Fungal Diseases

Peach Leaf Curl

WHAT IS PEACH LEAF CURL, AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT? Ivan asked the following question:“Every year my peach trees are suffering from leaf curl, and it seems to be getting worse every year. Does this recipe help with peach leaf curl and are there specific times of the year I should spray my…

Organic Aphid Control – Citrus Homemade Insecticidal Spray
Aphids

Organic Aphid Control – Citrus Homemade Insecticidal Spray

AN EXCELLENT ORGANIC APHID CONTROL METHOD THAT CAN DO THE JOB OF KILLING APHIDS QUICKLY IS THE CITRUS HOMEMADE INSECTICIDAL SPRAY It’s true that aphids are quite small and so difficult to get rid of. However, this citrus homemade insecticidal spray kills the aphids and even deters the ants which colonize the aphids for their honeydew. CAUTION: Before I begin…

Garlic Spray Recipe
Insect Control

Garlic Spray Recipe

GARLIC SPRAY SEEMS TO HAVE A DETERRING EFFECT ON A WIDE RANGE OF INSECTS, SO YOU MAY WANT TO TRY THIS HOMEMADE GARLIC SPRAY TO GET RID OF APHIDS OR EVEN ANTS Since garlic has such a strong smell, it confuses insects in search of their favourite plants, so this spray works best before plant infestation. So…

15 Ways To Get Rid Of Ants
Ants

15 Ways To Get Rid Of Ants

Recently a reader was having difficulty getting rid of fire ants and wanted to know if I had a solution. He said he had tried Diatomaceous Earth red and white, hot water, saltwater and straight vinegar. Nothing seemed to work, and now the fire ants were nesting in their orchard! To hopefully give him an…