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[7 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on How To Put an End to Garden Pests | ]
How To Put an End to Garden Pests

Everyone that has a garden knows how good it feels to have your work come to fruition. They also know, firsthand, what it feels like to have their gardens taken out by a roughshod force of pesky insects and bugs.
Sometimes these bugs can take days, if not weeks, chewing away on your precious garden before they leave a single sign. Other times, it can take less than an hour or so before all the leaves on your plants either have holes in them, or are completely gone.
Insects love to make …

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[25 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Use Nature to Rid your Garden of Pests | ]
Use Nature to Rid your Garden of Pests

Having a garden is a wonderful way to relax and spend time with your family on those long summer nights. Not only that, but the health benefits you can gain from growing your own food is fairly exciting, as well.
But there comes a time in every garden when the pests such as bugs and insects will start to invade and make quick work of everything you worked so hard to grow. This is one of the downfalls of having your own garden. But fear not; there are ways around these …

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[27 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Getting Rid Of Fungus Gnats | ]
Getting Rid Of Fungus Gnats

Fungus gnats are tiny insects, about 1/8 inch long, that resemble very small mosquitoes. They are often first notices around new seedlings, on which they like to prey. Since fungus gnats are so tiny, they are capable of entering a greenhouse or home through even the tiniest of openings.
Therefore, even your indoor plants are not safe from these pests. In addition, their eggs are known to hitch a ride in damp bags of soil bought from stores or in the soil of a plant that may have been outside.
Adult fungus …

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[23 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Ladybugs (or Lady Beetles) – Getting Rid Of Insects | ]
Ladybugs (or Lady Beetles) – Getting Rid Of Insects

Ladybugs are very beneficial to your garden, as they eat other insects that are harmful. Yet, many gardeners inadvertently kill these beneficial insects while they are young because they do not recognize them while they are in this stage.
While still a nymph, ladybugs actually resemble tiny black alligators that are about half their adult length. They also contain orange, red, or white markings. This coloration and overall look can make ladybug nymphs look a bit frightening, despite their kind nature and helpful garden habits.
During the winter, ladybugs prefer to rest …

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[19 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Spittlebugs – Getting Rid Of Insects In Your Garden | ]
Spittlebugs – Getting Rid Of Insects In Your Garden

Another problem you may encounter in your garden is insects. While some insects, such as earthworms and ladybugs, can be beneficial to your garden, there are several that are not so helpful. In fact, they will eat your plants or build homes on them that will slowly suck the nutrients away. For this reason, it is important to be able to recognize harmful insects and to know how to prevent them or get them out of your garden, as well as to know which ones aren’t really causing your plants …