Enviro-friendly pest control products can be as effective as chemical pesticides. And because they aren’t full of chemical toxins, they are safer for animals and humans as well as Mother Earth. Here we offer you a list of 10 environmentally ways to have a green garden when killing the unwanted insects:
1.Beer Is A Killer: Get rid of those slugs and snails by leaving beer in a saucer.
- To fight mildew, fill a trash bin with one-fourth with seaweed and then cover with water. Let it sit for a few weeks. Then use 1 part of the seaweed stew to 6 parts water and apply to the mildew.
- Reduce the mildew growing on your squash and zucchini with a chive spray made by soaking 1 cup of chive leaves chipped in 3 cups of water for a few hours. Then strain and mix with equal parts of water in a spray bottle.
- You can squish aphids by hand, blast them the water hose or try this homemade nasturtium spray. Combine 1 cup of nasturtium leaves and 1 cup of water then bring to a boil. Let it boil for 15 minutes. Once the mixture cools, pour into a spray bottle through a strainer and then spray the aphids.
- The collar from a yogurt container is great for protecting young seedlings. By reusing part of the yogurt cup, you’re going green with more than just a green garden!
- To discourage aphids and caterpillars boil rhubarb leaves in water then strain the mixture. Mix 1 part of the mixture with 4 parts of water in a spray bottle and then spray your plants.
- Spread gritty sawdust around your seedlings to discourage snails and slugs.
- Cover your fruit trees with bird netting or create reflections by hanging aluminum or unusable CDs in them to keep birds out of them.
- Spreading used coffee grounds around your seedlings will kill the slugs and snails.
- Throw wood ashes in your cherry and pear trees will dehydrate the slugs.
With these 10 tips, you’ll have a healthier green garden. The aphids, slugs and other unwanted insects may not like these tips, but that’s not your concern, right?