A list from the pros that should help keep your home and garden a fun, safe, and vibrant place this season, free from unwanted bugs and critters.
10 Garden Plants to Help Keep Bugs Away!
Suddenly found yourself gardening more than usual? As a homeowner, there are some simple ways you can keep unwanted critters off of your property in order to protect yourself and your family, and one of those methods is as green as green can be, literally: plants! Certain plants fight off bugs, and in the process you’ll be bringing colour and fragrance to your garden or window box. Here’s a list of suggestions from those in the know at TruGreen, the lawn care experts, that should help keep your garden a fun, safe, and vibrant place this season:
“Flower Strips” can encourage natural antagonists of agricultural pests.
This list of plants should help you and your family enjoy your garden with fewer unwelcome visitors this year. The plants were selected from an article by the professionals at TruGreen, America’s #1 lawn care specialists.
Trugreen are not the only professionals to be interested in plants as a green alternative to pesticides. To ensure more beneficial bugs visit their fields to feed on pests, some farmers are planting “flower strips” in and around their crops.
With mounting evidence about the problems caused by pesticides—including polluting drinking water and killing bees—many of the insect-killers have been taken off the market in the UK and Europe. However, others are still frequently used; and that frequent use makes them less effective, as pests become resistant to the chemicals.
Biological pest control is one way of contributing to the ecological intensification of agriculture. “Flower Strips” can encourage natural antagonists of agricultural pests. This helps to reduce pest infestation and hence damage to agricultural crops, as well as avoiding the use of plant-protection products. Learn more.
8 WAYS TO A HEALTHIER HOME
Being outside is great for your health, but there’s a lot you can do to make your indoors healthier too! If you want to clean up your house or apartment to make it a safer environment, check out these 8 suggestions to make your home more healthy.