Pests & problems

What Factors Might Be Harmful For Your Plants?

What Factors Might Be Harmful For Your Plants?

What Factors Might Be Harmful For Your Plants? Growing a beautiful and a fruitful garden requires more than just a green thumb. Plant growth depends on so many different factors. Some of the most important ones are age of the vegetation, climatic conditions, habits of vegetation, season etc. Growing of the vegetation is a complex procedure.

Damaging of the roots is the major reasons why the plants do not grow up till their maximum capability. The cold dry weather is a major plant growth inhibitor. It damages your plants to a great extent.

Summer Insects And Garden Pests

Summer Insects And Garden Pests

Summer insects and garden pests enjoy being outdoors in the summertime as much as we enjoy. Although most are harmless or even beneficial, there are a few that can be troublesome.

Summer Outdoor Pests


The most common summer pests in many areas are mosquitoes and the ‘social’ wasps, which include paper wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. Mosquitoes are annoying at best put pose a number of health risks as well. Even if you live in a dry valley, standing water anywhere in your neighborhood can breed mosquitoes, which can carry the deadly West Nile virus.

First Aid For House Plants

First Aid For House Plants

When is required the first aid for house plants? House plant varieties have changed over the years, but one would expect their problems to be quite unchanging. This is surprisingly is not so – the menace of coal gas fumes has disappeared in recent years but it has been replaces by an equally serious but completely different menace – the hot, desert-dry air of the centrally-heated room. Even pests and diseases change – Pelargonium rust was virtually unknown until a few years ago.

The problems that can occur are many and varied. Inspect the plants regularly, especially under the leaves. You may detect the first signs of rot because you forgot to reduce watering as winter approached.

Organic Garden – How To Avoid Pesticides?

Organic Garden – How To Avoid Pesticides?

Organic Garden – How To Avoid Pesticides? Organic garden completely excludes the use of pesticides. This is really perilous for the product, the plants and even to humans. But how to make your garden organic? There are 3 main ways to achieve this goal.

One of the easiest ways to protect your vegetable organic garden against prevalent pests, including aphids, mites and beetles (and avoid pesticides), is to make your plants as healthy and robust as you can. The soil should be well ventilated. It should include all essential nutrients for vegetables to grow. You must ensure organic fertilization of soil and offer protection in the form of mulching. Removing weeds and small plants frequently will improve the system of all-natural defense of your organic garden.

Frequent Problems With Annuals

Frequent Problems With Annuals

Annuals are among the most varied, most beautiful and most colorful flowers on the market. The sheer variety of annuals, the many colors, shapes and textures they come in, has made them a favorite among gardeners for many years.

With so many different annuals on the market, their ability to resist common plant diseases and insect infestations can vary quite a bit. While some types of annuals are virtually impervious to disease and insects, others require much more care to remain trouble free. When choosing varieties of annuals, it is always best to choose disease and insect resistant varieties when ever you can. Doing so will allow you to use less pesticides, and they will generally be less trouble in the long run as well.

How To Deal With Garden Critters?

How To Deal With Garden Critters?

Animal pest problems occur in all seasons of the garden, but fall and spring are peak periods for plunder. Luckily these seasons, and fall in particular, are also the best times for beleaguered gardeners to mount a defense against foraging four-legged gourmands such as deer, squirrels, rabbits, voles, moles and other assorted animal pests. In fall, a good garden clean-up tops the list of animal deterrents. After fall bulb planting, remove planting debris to rob squirrels of scent clues.

Mulch is useful to help retain soil moisture and maintain more constant cool soil temperatures. Apply mulch after weather turns cold. To mulch too soon only satisfies small creatures, who find earth-warmed mulch a great cozy place for winter tunneling and nesting.