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Fighting Pests in Your Garden

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 20 July , 2016
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You and your guest aren’t the only ones who love your flowers, plants, and veggies. Chances are good that there’s a host of pests who love chomping on your homegrown goodness.

In this article, we’ll talk about how to develop an action plan for protecting your plants from pests.

  1. Make sure you’ve selected the best plants for your site.
    One of the best defenses against pests is a healthy garden or plant site. You’ll be farther ahead of the game in that area if you grow plants that can at least tolerate the soil, sun exposure, temperature and other conditions of your site.
  2. Develop a plan around plant health.
    Everything from your planting time, soil prep, fertilization and pruning should be done in such a way to discourage pests.
  3. Pull and discard weak plants away from the garden area – they may already be infected and attracting predators.
  4. Make your soil health and organic through natural composting methods, mulching and “top-dressing” your soil with compost or natural fertilizer.
  5. Limit the insects’ habitat by clearing your garden of debris and weeds.
  6. Interplant and rotate your crops because many insect pests are picky about what plants they’ll attack. By mixing the plants, the pests are much less likely to spread throughout a particular crop.
  7. Ensure you know what you’re dealing with by identifying pests before you take action. While many of them look alike, any misidentification of the pests can result in inappropriate and ineffective treatment. You can get help in pest identification by getting touch with the County Department of Agriculture.

Call Juniper Landscape Company for Help With Your Garden

We want to make sure that you and your friends – not the pests – are the ones who enjoy the goodies in your garden.

If you’d like more advice about how to keep the garden and plants healthy, call us here at Juniper Landscape Company at (619) 334-9464.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.

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