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.

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!…

6 Natural Ways To Stop Slugs – How To Keep Plants Safe From Slugs

Want to stop slugs from ruining your vegetable and flower gardens without having to resort to using pesticides? Then we have you covered! Slugs can cause serious damage to all kinds of plants in the landscape. From tender young vegetable plants, to annual flowers and perennial…

Invaded! Keeping Rabbits Out Of The Garden and Flowerbeds

When it comes to keeping rabbits out of our garden and flowerbeds, we never had much of a problem. That is, until recently. They make look cute - but they can mow down flowers and vegetables quickly! We planted our very first garden at the farm in 2011, and there was not a single rabbit…

Battling Stink Bugs – How To Fight Back Against The Ultimate Pest!

When it comes to battling stink bugs in the home, the fight got very personal a few weeks back. Way too personal! The never ending chore of battling stink bugs It was a beautiful Saturday evening. Actually, one of the few we have had during this so-far, very rainy, cold and sometimes snowy start to…

Using Row Covers To Protect The Garden From Pests And Frost

If you have struggled with frost and pests in the garden, then row covers might just be the answer! Row covers can provide quick frost protection. Row covers are a quick, easy, and a fairly inexpensive solution to protecting vegetables from pests, frost and disease. For us, it has become an excellent way to protect…

10 Natural Methods To Deter Spiders From Your Home

Natural Methods To Deter Spiders From Your Home As the weather becomes cooler, we begin to close up the windows and doors and get out our warm clothes to wear. Spiders like to hang out in the corners of your home. Find out how to naturally deter them from entering your…

Tomato Hornworms – Controlling Summer’s Most Destructive Garden Pest!

When it comes to destructive summer garden pests, tobacco and tomato hornworms might just top the list! The ugly green creatures can measure 4 to 5 inches long, and devour tomato and pepper plants overnight.  tomato hornworms can devour plants quickly! Hornworms are found in almost every corner of the United States and beyond. There…