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Natural Pest Control

Do you want to protect your garden without using dangerous chemical pesticides? Then try these do it yourself pest control products made from common materials that we all have in the kitchen.

  • Use leftover coffee grounds as ingredients to compost. Coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, making them a great soil conditioner to your compost pile. Just blend the coffee in with your soil. Make sure the grounds don't make up more than a quarter of the total mixture. Coffee grounds work as natural pesticides and can “perk up” ailing plants. Place the coffee grounds into the soil surrounding your plants. The acidity of the coffee is what keeps a lot of garden pests away.
  • Add crushed eggshells to your soil to get rid of snails and slugs in your garden. You will see that the snails and slugs will not come back to this grounds.
  • Walk around your garden often to inspect your plants for any early signs of damage, and don't forget to enjoy your garden while wandering around!
  • Make use of the ladybugs that live in your garden! They can keep common pests like aphids away and keep your garden soil fertilized and healthy.
  • If your gardenplants are invaded by a fungus, then try to mix a few drops of dishwashing liquid and water. Wipe the fungus down with the mix of dishwashing liquid and water.
  • Garlic and hot peppers are good deterrents for a lot of garden pests. Mix a couple of hot peppers and a chopped garlic clove without peeling with water and a few drops of liquid bleach. Put your mix in a spray bottle and start spraying the insects down. Don’t forget to spray the undersides of the leaves!
  • Nutrient-rich soil help to keep plants fresh and act as a shield to protect your plants from parasites.