A ruined garden or crop is the most devastating situation for any farmer or gardener. Therefore they continuously seek ways to prevent pests to make sure of their bloomed garden and get fruitful results. Pest prevention is one of the most important garden upkeep strategies.
Some organic and non-organic pest control measures ensure pest control. But in my opinion, the best is to go for organic measures which do not damage the soil and leave residue on crops.
Prevention of pests:
The pests are better to be prevented than taking care of after their manifestation. Following some strategies might help you to resist the pest attack.
- Pest resistant variations:
It is always the best choice to choose the seed which is more pest-resistant than the traditional seed. This helps to maintain and develop your plants and reduce the chances of pest control. For instance, there is some seed variety of potatoes that resist eelworm.
- Considering peak times:
The best strategy is to sow the plant or vegetable at a time when the pest attack is less likely to happen. You can grow the plants before the peak times also this will work best for you.
- Pest control barriers:
The barriers always work for the pest which makes sure that the pest does not come near to your plant. It is suggested to cover your plant and religiously cover the corners also which makes sure that pests don’t crawl into your plant.
- Healthy plants:
The best strategy is to make your plant as healthy as it can be. Giving the right atmosphere, moisture, light, and nutrients make them healthier. The healthier plants have their defense systems which make sure to resist any pest attack. Compost can be the best organic matter which makes the roots healthy and ready for the pest attack.
- Complicate pests:
You can complicate the pest situation to get a house at their preferred plant. You need to mix the vegetables and crops the intermixed crops ideally confuse the flying pest to find their preferred vegetable. This will also be beneficial for the plant yield as the diameter of the crops just remained less dense.
- Plant covering:
The summer covers allow the light and moisture transfer to the soil which is essential for the plant’s growth. The covers prevent flying bugs and pests to stick or attack your crop or garden.
The pesticides either organic or non-organic make might unbalance the soil pH balance and make the soil poisonous and dead. It might poison your crop and spoils the soil microbes.
Soil can be damaged by using soap and water pest control sprays which makes sure that the spray kills the insects and bacteria which additionally damages the soil microbes. Therefore, you might ruin your crop and proper study of the pest is also required.
The reminder is this note that it is the best option to prevent pests than to handle their outbreaks. Therefore you need to make sure that your garden is fully optimized of pest control measures and strategies.