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.

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…

The Garden Experiment That Has Worked Wonders To Deter Pests!

When it comes to finding a simple, all-natural method to deter pests from the garden, we may have hit the proverbial "Home Run" this year. Each and every growing season, we love to try out a couple of new experiments in the garden. For one, it really helps keep gardening fun and fresh for us.…

How To Stop Carpenter Bees From Destroying Your Home And Property – Naturally!

When it comes to finding a way to stop carpenter bees from attacking the wood buildings around our farm, we have somewhat become experts by default. With nearly every structure at Old World Garden Farms built from wood, carpenter bees have always been a huge concern. We learned that quickly some 8 years ago, when…

How To Stop Aphids From Destroying Your Vegetable Plants & Flowers

If you have gardened long enough, chances are, you've had to deal with the issue of trying to stop aphids from destroying your flowers or vegetable plants. For us, the problem first came to light a few years back. And it happened in a flash! It took just two days for aphids to turn what…

How To Deter Ground Moles And Voles From The Yard & Garden Naturally

Looking for a few ways to deter ground moles and voles naturally from your yard and garden? Moles and voles cause a tremendous amount of damage to lawns, flowers and vegetable gardens. And since they are rarely seen, they can be hard to combat. Although there are commercially available traps and bait, many are also…

How To Keep Stink Bugs Out Of The House – The Fall Invasion Begins!

Autumn has arrived - and that means its time to enjoy apples, pumpkins and the beauty of turning leaves - along with worrying of course how to keep stink bugs out of the house! It didn't take long for our house to be overrun last weekend. On Saturday, you would have been hard-pressed to find…

Homemade Hot Pepper Spray – Repelling Pests Naturally In The Garden!

If there is one concoction that has helped in our battle against pests in the garden and flowerbeds, it is homemade hot pepper spray! It can simply work wonders when it comes to keeping rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and yes, even deer at bay. Sometimes, even the cutest of animals can become a nuisance. Those cute…

Battling Mosquitoes – 3 Great Ways To Protect Your Backyard Naturally

When it comes to defending your outdoor living space from pests, nothing quite compares to battling mosquitoes. Mosquito larvae in standing water Whether it's working in the garden, sitting under the pavilion, or enjoying a night around the fire pit, we love to be outdoors. And one thing is for sure, mosquitoes are not welcome!…