All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘pests’

How to create a bug hotel for overwintering beneficial insects in your home garden.

Build a Bug Hotel

A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for beneficial insects, the garden army that helps to keep the bad bugs under control. If you are an organic gardener like me, then you will want to be sure that there is a place in your garden for beneficial insects to lodge for the winter. Next spring, when …

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Plant a Mosquito Repelling Container Garden to Protect Entertaining Spaces

Keep mosquitoes from crashing the party by creating gorgeous herb patio planter that will keep pests away. There are a number of plants that mosquitoes and other biting insects dislike, mainly strong smelling herbs and flowering plants. Creating a container garden that can be set in the entertaining spaces like a patio, deck, or lawn, allows you to move the planter …

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All About Ticks And Lyme Disease Prevention

What Everyone Needs to Know About Ticks and Lyme Disease Prevention

I always thought of ticks as bugs that would drop out of tall trees to bite you. I figured if you stayed out of the woods, wore bug spray when hiking, and kept a hat on while camping you would be perfectly safe from contracting Lyme disease. Was I ever wrong. Last year I heard Vanessa Farnsworth talk about ticks and Lyme …

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Aromatherapy Closet Fresheners

These Aromatherapy Closet Fresheners are a Crafty Way to Outsmart Moths

I love bugs. I mean, I’m a gardener and I can see the benefit of all insects, even those who want to munch on my veggies or decimate my flowers. But I have very little tolerance for pests IN the house. Sure the occasional spider doesn’t phase me, but moths are my mortal enemy. Here is my story on how I …

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14 Totally Organic DIY Projects To Get Rid Of Pests Safely And Naturally

Totally Organic Ways of Getting Rid of Pests in the Garden

In my garden I use no chemicals or pellets or sprays. I develop healthy soil through composting and mulching and planting to attract the beneficial insects that hunt the bad bugs. Gardeners know to live with bugs and accept them for the value they add. If they don’t add value, and attack our plants and our bodies, well then they are dead to us …

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CSI Horticulture Whats Wrong With My Plants

CSI Horticulture: Organic Control of Plant Disease

Organic Control of Plant Disease Does this look familiar? or this? how about this? These little holes here… …could they possibly be caused by these guys? (A. They are not responsible for the holes but are causing damage to the plant). If you have ever had a vegetable garden then you are likely familiar with disease and pests. From blight …

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