A Garden Grows: Keeping the Invaders Away from Tri-County Pest Control
With the arrival of spring comes the urge for some of us to get back into our personal gardens – refreshing them, bringing them back to life, and planting new crops. Also, with the new season comes pest invaders that are awakened with these new sights, sounds and scents. If you’re an avid gardener, or just a beginning green thumb, here are some tips and tricks for a more organic pest control perspective when it comes to gardening.
- Be mindful of plant spacing and companion planting: Pay attention to spacing of seeds and plants when you are planning this year’s garden. Also know that some plants actually contain natural properties that will serve to deter pests invaders. If you can use these companion plants, you will see your garden will be much more space efficient as well –
- Basil: We encourage basil to be planted near tomatoes as well as peppers. Basil’s natural properties will work to keep mosquitoes away.
- Borage: Planted near tomatoes and cabbage, borage will repel both cabbage moths and tomato horn worm. This companion plant will also assist strawberries.
- Dill: This herb is great to accompany onions, cucumbers and cabbage. It will not only deter pests, but it will improve flavor as well!
- Catnip: Plant this hardworking herb near cucumbers and squash. It will keep both bugs and aphids at bay.
- Onions: For a host of reason, onions are a tremendous companion plant! They keep pests away from tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, cabbage and more.
Try these tips on companion planting this spring which will serve to keep the pests away from your vegetables, fruits and herbs. If you find you’re overrun with pests at any time, call us an we’ll use our comprehensive treatments to keep them at bay!