Garden Failure – Tips and Tricks to Help Save It

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Experiencing garden failure? Check out our tips and tricks to help bring it back to life for an extended season!

For problems related to your garden there is always the option of a natural solution to the problem which is often more economical than pesticides and undoubtedly healthier for the garden, the family and consequently the environment and what lives in it. A healthy garden is the defense to keep unwanted insects away that may contribute to the death of plants or your grass. Garden is a hobby after all, so make the most of it! Look at the following actions:

  • Initially “build” a strong and healthy area using quality soil and fertilizer.
  • Remove weak plants from your garden that attract unwanted insects. 
  • Use a liquid seaweed spray that is rich in iron, zinc, barium, calcium, magnesium and sulfur. 
  • Remove weeds from your soil.
  • Change the “position” of your plants in order to avoid bugs that may have survived their period and are hosts to them. 
  • Keep the soil dry by watering it during the day to dry gradually. Raw soil is often responsible for the growth of fungi that damage plants. 
  • Finally, disinfect your tools, especially when used on diseased plants. 
Healthy green plants growing, avoiding garden failure

Insects that your garden can benefit from. 

In addition there are insects beneficial to your garden which you either attract by putting some plants or you buy them. These insects feed on the eggs or insects you want to get rid of. These are:

  • Spiders and sphinxes. They feed on caterpillars that infest various plants. You can attract them to your garden by planting carrots, celery, parsley and cumin.
  • Ladybugs. They feed on aphids, mites and mealybugs, insects dangerous to your plants, you can attract them by putting in your garden plants of the daisy family. 
  • Flower flies. They feed on meligra and plant lice.
  • Praying mantis. These large insects feed on many species of insects that you do not want in your garden. You can place their eggs in your garden, they will hatch quickly, they will become adult insects and you will have the result you want. 
  • Filamentary. They treat flawless species of worms which destroy the plant while it is still in the soil preventing it from flowering. 
  • Proper aeration is important also. 

Non-toxic treatments.  

These are hand-made preparations which usually contain garlic, nettle, soap, baking soda and pepper mixed with water and fight weeds satisfactorily. We mention the following:

  • Fungi. Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 liter of water and spray your plants regularly. 
  • Insect and fungal diseases. Mix one tablespoon of oil, two tablespoons of baking soda and a little ivory soap in 1 liter of water.
  • Powdery mildew. Mix the same amount of water and milk and use it 3 times a day by spraying the infected plants. 
  • Mites and more. Mix 2 tablespoons of hot pepper with a few drops of ivory soap in a liter of water. Use it one day after you prepare it. 

It’s time to make your garden blossom again, even now the fall is approaching, you can still enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. 

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