How to control garden pests?
The most common topic in the agricultural field is how to control garden pests organically without using any pesticides. Many people using various chemicals and toxic pesticides to treat garden pests without knowing the side effects of using the chemicals for agricultural crops and destroying the insects in the garden continuously by the pest control team. Using chemicals and acid sprays can even be harmful to some weak plants, and breathing those chemicals can cause damage to health. Here are some natural method to control garden pests,
Tips to control the garden pests without using pesticides.
1. Clean Soil
The cultivation of plants needs pure soil which can grow our plants healthy. Good soil can deter pests and insects which are harmful organisms, but it took little time. The spoiled soil can be converted to a good one for cultivation by following these steps,
- First, till the soil where you need to cultivate with composts which will pure the soil by adding natural elements and by destroying the insect species.
- After tilling the soil, cover the land with a black plastic cover for 6 months. This will generate an enormous amount of heat that cannot be handled by the insects.
- Your soil is now ready for cultivation and you can remove the cover and start cultivating.
2. Pest-resistant Seeds
There are some pest control seeds that keep the pest away from your garden. This will exhale a huge amount of gas which is not bearable by insects. You can easily buy these seeds in the shop. There will be letters like V, F, N, and T after the seed name in the menu. Where the letters denote different diseases of plants like Verticillium, Fusarium, Nematodes, and Tobacco Mosaic Virus. These pest-resistant seeds naturally have the properties of eliminating these types of diseases.
3. Selecting the plants
Always select healthy plants for cultivation, by doing some research. Because weak plants can be easily affected and it spread the disease for other plants also. So, be careful in selecting the plants in your garden.
4. Water Plants in the Early Morning
Water the plants regularly in the early morning. Water is the essential food for plants which is helpful for photosynthesis in the morning. Watering later in the morning will damp the plants after a wet night for several hours which will lead to affected by diseases.
5. Keep your Garden Clean
Always keep your garden clean. Because insects can easily enter into places where there is more dust. Clean the fallen leaves, extra grass and cut down the dried branches which will block the breathing effect of plants.
6. Use Insect Traps
The insect trap is simply a sticky yellow card, which will be available in all the garden centers. The yellow color will attract the insects and the glue will make the insects stick with them. You can place it anywhere in your garden.
We are killing insects by using chemicals and pesticides, which are harmful to our health. Always try natural methods and treat the garden pests without using any pesticides. It will take some time but it can eliminate the insets totally and keep them away from your garden place.