Organic Gardening: How To Get Rid Of Pests In Your Garden?
By Michelle L
Published 05/22/2010 | Gardening
There is without any doubt that an organic gardening is rewarding as it can produce healthy and chemical-free fruits and vegetables. It is not very easy to maintain the ecosystem of your organic garden but once you know what to do it is not that difficult either. When the ecosystem is maintained, you will not have much problem with the harmful pests that may plague your garden.
If there is imbalance in the ecosystem then you will have to deal with the problem of pest control. As you must be aware, you can not make use of pesticides in your organic gardening. If you use it then your gardening can not be termed as organic because pesticides are chemical substances.
This is the reason why you need to ensure that the ecosystem of your organic garden is maintained through these ways:
- First of all, you have to ensure that the soil in your gardening is healthy. When the soil is healthy then your plants will grow efficiently. Keep in mind that pests attack only the unhealthy plants and if your plants are healthy then you will not have to worry about pests.
- Another technique that you can adopt to avoid pests in your organic garden is to rotate your crops. If you plan a particular crop in the same location each and every season then this will make your soil weak. As such, the pests will attack your plants. To prevent this, you should rotate your crops.
- You should try to make the good bugs come to your garden so that they will help in the healthy growth of your plants. You should sources of food for parasitic insects so that you can attract them to your organic garden and these insects will get rid of the harmful pests.
- You should also ensure that your garden is clean. If it is filled with debris then the pests will have more places to hide and thrive in your garden. So you have to make sure that you clean your garden regularly so as to get rid of the debris.
You may feel that doing these are difficult for you but you need to know that all these things are not difficult at all and they will certainly help in improving your organic garden.