5 Natural Ways to Keep Your Garden Safe From Pests



Having a garden in your house can be one of the most beautiful and dysfunctional parts. Regardless of the fact that maintaining a garden is a challenging and time consuming task, it is adored for varying reasons. There are many things to do such as choosing the right plants, making arrangements, and so on. Amidst you need to understand that when it comes to keeping your garden healthy you will face massive number of plant-munching bugs and insects.

Yes, the most difficult part of gardening is – how to keep your garden pest-free?

To make your search easy for some time-intensive method of knocking insect population there is a helpful list below. Using these natural or homemade insecticides you will be able to reduce the bugs’ presence, and even eliminate them all together. Have a look at some things you can do to keep them at bay:

  1. Neem oil insecticide: Neem Oil Spray                                                                                                              

You can now prepare a powerful natural insecticide at the comfort of your home. It uses oil extracted from the seeds of the neem tree. Being capable of disrupting the life cycle of insects, it is a perfect solution for the organic gardener. Actually, neem oil acts as a hormone disruptor and it is a biodegradable. Plus, it is nontoxic to animals, birds, and other wildlife. So you don’t need to worry for pets at all. You can trust this natural fungicide to work effectively against variety of common garden insect pests. Buy need oil from nearby garden stores, mix 2 teaspoons of the same with 1 teaspoon of mild liquid soap.

How to use?

Shake thoroughly the mixture and add 1 quart of water before you spray it on the affected plant foliage. Regular usage will also prevent the leaves of plants from being infested.

  1. Garlic insecticide spray

Garlic Spray

Prepared from the common kitchen ingredients this spray works as insect repellent. While garlic is well-known for its pungent aroma, it is the strong scent which comes into play. When used as a natural insecticide it knocks down the insect infestations. To make your spray you will need 2 whole bulbs of garlic. Crush them nicely and form a puree out of it in a blender or food processor. You can add a small amount of water and allow the mixture to sit overnight.

How to use?

Strain the mixtures into a quart jar and mix it with 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. You can also add 1 teaspoon of mild liquid soap and water to fill the jar. It is ready to use on the infested plants.

  1. Oil spray insecticide:

Oil spray insecticide

This one can be made easily mixing vegetable oil and a mild soap. Using this spray will have a devastating effect on the troublesome insects like mites, aphids, thrips, etc. All you need to do is prepare a basic oil spray insecticide using 1 cup of vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon of soap. Cover the mixture and shake thoroughly. It is ready to use.

How to use?

You need to add 2 teaspoons of the oil spray mix and 1 quart water. Shake it well and spray directly on the surfaces of the plants. When the oil coats the bodies of the insects, it will suffocate them.

  1. Soap spray insecticide:

Soap Spray

If you want something which is more effective in controlling whiteflies, beetles, mites, aphids, and other hungry little insects, you can use this homemade pesticide. This soap spray consists of 1 1/2 teaspoons of a mild liquid soap and with 1 quart of water.

How to use?

You can spray it directly on the infected surfaces of the plants. It works in a similar fashion as the above remedy.

  1. Chile pepper insecticide spray:

Chile pepper insecticide spray

Just like the garlic spray this one can be used as a great homemade natural insect repellent. You can make it from either fresh hot peppers or chile pepper powder. It is quite simple but be careful while mixing the ingredients. You can make this spray mixing 1 tablespoon of chile powder with 1 quart of water. To this add few drops of mild liquid soap.

If you are using fresh peppers, you can blend 1/2 cup of peppers and add 1 cup of water. Bring it to boil and allow it to cool.

How to use?

You can strain out the solution and add several drops of liquid soap. Spray it as desired. Make sure to wear gloves while using it.

So now you don’t need to rely on those chemical laden products which might get rid of insects and bugs but will do more harm than good when you consume the products grown under their influence. Go green, go safe!

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