Some type of pest is bound to "bug" your garden, no matter how much effort you put into prevention. You may notice yellow patches in the lawn, holes in leaves, or stunted plant growth. The more you water and fertilize, the more you may play host to pests. Or it may be that insects and diseases are making a neglected area even worse. Alas, pests are everywhere, but help is here with organic remedies that are easy on the environment, as well as safety guidelines if you have to resort to chemical methods.
Many of the bugs in your garden are a nuisance, but some,
such as ladybugs, can be good for your plants. See more
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In this article, learn about inviting beneficial garden guests, keeping pests away, pesticide safety, washing container plants, eliminating garden disease, and common garden pests.
Some of the critters in your garden are actually good for your plants. Go to the next page to learn about beneficial garden inhabitants.
Want more information about gardening? Try these:
- Garden Care: Take care of your garden to promote healthy plant growth.
- Tips for Preventing Garden Pests and Diseases: Use these tips to keep pests and diseases away from your garden.
- Controlling Vegetable Garden Pests: Find out what to do when garden pests attack.
- Gardening: Learn the basics of successful gardening.