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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.

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…

Battling Summer Garden Pests Successfully – Without Harsh Chemicals!

Winning the war against summer garden pests without harsh chemicals. Summer is here. And so are the myriad of insects, animals and pests that love to invade you and your landscape! From Japanese beetles, tomato hornworms, aphids, cabbage worms, slugs, rabbits, and birds who invade the garden and landscape - to mosquito's who love to attack us  - it seems…

How To Protect Your Garden From Cabbage Worms And Moths – Naturally!

Anyone who has ever grown cabbage, broccoli or cauliflower knows the damage cabbage worms and cabbage moths can do! One day your plants are healthy and vibrant, and then suddenly it looks like they have become riddled with holes like a fine block of Swiss cheese. Before you know it, plants are wilting away, and…

An All Natural Japanese Beetle Spray – Recipe Included!

Japanese Beetles can certainly cause a lot of damage to plants in a short amount of time. For us, I'm not sure if it was the warmer than normal winter - or it just happens to be one of those years, but they have come to our little farm this summer in numbers we have never quite…

5 Natural Garden Sprays For Combating Insects, Pests and Animals

When you rely on your garden to provide a large portion of your family's food - you want to make sure that the food coming out is as healthy and pure as possible. For us, that means using ZERO pesticides and artificial fertilizers. Good organic practices help deter garden pests naturally It's ironic in a way,…