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Protecting Your Garden From Pests

When it comes to protecting your plants and garden from pests, you have to consider all surroundings. Pests can come at your garden from above ground and below, and you need to be ready with the right responses to protect your plants all while maintaining the growth results you are looking for. There are plenty of ways to protect your plants and garden that do not damage your plants, ultimately keeping them safe for you and your family.

Protection On The Ground

Products such as Spectracide will protect your vegetable garden, fruit trees and nut trees from a wide variety of pests (over 260 insects) without damaging the food itself. Spectracide is also safe to use on lawns, roses, flowers, trees and shrubs. Application will vary depending on the type of greenery that you will applying it to, so it is important to follow their guidelines.

protect your garden from insects

If you are interested in maintaining an organic garden, then a product such as Monterey Garden Insect Spray is great natural solution. This is a purely organic compound that protects plants such as lawns, shrubs, apples, citrus fruits and a variety of vegetables from insects.

As a mechanical approach to protecting your garden from ground level pests, remember to put up garden fences to keep out the larger pests. Spectracide and Monterey Garden Insect Spray will help keep out the bugs, while your fence humanely keeps larger pests away from your plants.

Protection Under The Ground

You work hard to install your fences and buy the right products only to have pests burrow under your garden and destroy your plants. One of the ways you can prevent larger pests from burrowing under your garden is to make sure that you install your fence at least 18 inches under the ground. To be very sure your garden will be protected, you can put your fence two feet under the surface and those burrowing pests will never have a chance.


Protection Through The Air

If pests are not marching on your garden from ground level or burrowing in under the ground, they could be attacking from the air. The direct way to combat air pests is to cover your garden with the same kind of fencing material you use to protect it at ground level. You can also put row covers over your smaller plants to protect them from air attacks. These are lightweight cloths that will protect your plants without damaging them.

Another good and lightweight option is bird netting that can be placed over trees or other taller plants in your garden. With bird netting, your plants will be protected from just about any size flying pest. The good thing about bird netting is that it is inexpensive and is a great pest solution in any weather.

If you decide to spray your garden to protect against bugs and other pests, be sure to use quality products such as Spectracide or Monterey Garden Insect Spray. As long as you read the instructions on products like these, you will be able to protect your plants safely and effectively.

Mechanical protection from pests can be extremely effective when done right. When it comes to protection from burrowing pests, a mechanical solution is really your only option. Explore all of your pest control possibilities and make sure that your plants are protected at all times.

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