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Pest & Insect Control

Pests and insects can cause big damage to gardens, flowerbeds and the landscape! Check out our latest articles below on how to control pests and insects, and grow your way to a healthier garden and landscape.

How To Stop Slugs Naturally – 5 Great Methods To Control Slugs

Is it really possible to stop slugs naturally? You bet it is! Unfortunately, the past few weeks here at the farm have been exceptionally wet. And because of that, the slugs have certainly enjoyed a resurgence. But we have been ready with an answer! Slugs prefer cool and damp conditions. And although it has been…

How To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Patio & Yard – With Plants!

Summer is almost here, and the battle is already starting to keep mosquitoes away from all of the outdoors spaces and places you love most. Unfortunately, with warm weather comes the arrival of the pesky mosquito. And nothing will ruin a beautiful outdoor evening faster than an invasion of these unwelcome pests! One minute, you…

5 Gorgeous Deer Resistant Perennials – How To Plant To Avoid Deer!

There is no better way to create a long-lasting, low-maintenance, damage-proof landscape than by filling your flowerbeds with deer resistant perennials. Especially when they just happen to be drought resistant plants too! Let's face it, deer can cause serious damage to flowerbeds. And in quick fashion! Whether it's chewing hostas to the ground, or nibbling…

How To Use Companion Planting To Grow Your Best Garden Ever!

Companion planting is one of easiest and most natural ways to set your vegetable garden up for success. There are many things that go into a successful garden, like good soil, proper sunlight, and timely watering. But one that is often overlooked is practicing the simple basics of companion planting. The Good Of Companion Planting…

Battling Hornworms – How To Find Hornworms Before They Destroy Plants!

July is here, and the daily routine to find and remove the hornworms attacking our tomato, pepper and potato plants is underway. And are they ever out in full force this year! This has been an exceptionally active year for tomato hornworms in our garden. In fact, since our first hornworm showed up on July…

3 Secrets To Stop Garden Pests Naturally – How To Keep Plants Bug-Free!

Yes, it really is possible to stop garden pests naturally, without having to spray harmful and dangerous pesticides on the food you grow! There is nothing more frustrating than watching perfectly healthy crops become decimated by pests. Whether it's aphids, cabbage worms, beetles or the dreaded hornworm, it seems as though they can destroy crops…

How To Stop Carpenter Bees Naturally – 5 Simple Methods That Work!

Spring has arrived, and so have the carpenter bees - and stopping them from destroying the wood around homes, barns and outdoor structures is at the top of everyone's list! A carpenter bee looks very similar to a bumblebee, but without any hair on its stomach. Unlike bumblebees, which live in nests and colonies in…

The Best Way To Control Ticks In Your Backyard – Period!

Is there really a way to control ticks without spraying all kinds of chemicals in the yard? It is a question that comes in to our blog quite often this time of year. And one, as you will see below, we have actually found an excellent and effective solution for. The Mounting Issues Caused By…