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How to Keep Insects Away from Your Garden
For most people, their gardens provide them with a little private outdoor haven. In the warmer weather, it is lovely to relax outdoors with family or friends – or even alone – and to soak up some sunshine without other people around. However, one thing that can have a negative effect on your experience in pesky insects driving you mad. Not only do insects ruin your enjoyment of a relaxing afternoon in the garden but they can also cause some serious health problems. Mosquitoes alone are known to carry various different diseases that, if left untreated, can significantly deteriorate your health. And mosquitoes are only one of the many species of insects living in your backyard or garden. So, how do you keep insects away from your garden?
Tips to keep these pests at bay
Of course, you cannot keep every insect out of your garden but there are steps you can take to reduce the overall number of insects. And by doing so you will be able to enjoy your garden more. So here are some of the things you can do in order to help keep insects at bay:
• Use coffee grounds: Coffee grounds are very good for your soil, so using them as an amendment can have a beneficial effect on your garden. However, the other major benefit of using coffee grounds in your garden is that many common pests hate coffee. We’re talking anything from mosquitoes to slugs and snails. Therefore, by using coffee grounds you can help to improve the soil of your garden while also helping to keep the insects and pests away from your outdoor space.
• Spread your plants out: Many people are guilty of trying to pack as many plants as possible into a small space. This not only affects the growth and health of the plants but it can also be very inviting for insects. The closely packed plants offer shade and protection, so some insects will gladly make these plants their home. However, creating a more open space by spreading out the plants will help to reduce the risk of insects moving into your garden and becoming a huge problem for you.
• Use natural/organic repellent: Using chemical repellents can be dangerous, particularly if you have pets or small kids that go out and play in the garden. However, since pets, children and babies are the least protected against mosquito bites and any other insects as well, you want to do anything you can to keep the pests away from them. And one of the best options is to choose to use natural repellents and organic pest products that are very effective at keeping insects at bay without creating hazardous conditions for your pets or youngsters. These type of products are easy to apply and affordable to buy, making them a cost effective solution. Yet they are also safe to you and the environment around you.
• Water your plants early on in the day: If possible, try and water your plants earlier in the day before the hot midday sun comes around. This will ensure that your plants are properly hydrated by the time it gets really hot. As a result, they will be less likely to become damaged and wilt, which then makes them less appealing to insects, since some insects are attracted to damaged plants. So this is a good way to keep mosquitoes and other insects at well away from your outdoor oasis and boost the health of your plants.