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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 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…

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 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 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…