Birds, wildlife, and insects are becoming much more active with the longer hours of sunlight. With the sunshine and the heat comes growth and if you’re a gardner, this makes you just as excited as your fellow critters. But before you start digging into the dirty work, there’s a few things to keep in mind when it comes to protecting your garden against unwanted critters!
3 Easy Ways To Be Prepared
First and foremost, get really comfortable with your property. Take a daily stroll and get acquainted with your backyard. Being extremely familiar with your garden and the surrounding area is going to make it that much easier to notice anything suspicious or out of place before it becomes an issue of plant loss. Much like an infection, it doesn’t take long for a pest problem to spread!
When you do inevitably find some creepy crawlies hanging out with your tomato sprouts, it’s actually more beneficial than you realize to hand pick those little stinkers right out of there. Make it a daily habit to remove beetles, slugs, caterpillars, aphids or anything else you find and you’ll be surprised at how much of an effect this can have on keeping a pest population down.
When you do find damage to some of your plants, because you will, don’t just jump straight to chemical sprays. It may be time to consult an experienced pest control expert who specializes in organic removal, ensuring the health and safety of your garden.
Taking care of a garden requires patience and a certain amount of diligence, but it is so much more rewarding to grow your own vegetables for those summer salads. As long as you’re willing to put in the work, it’s possible to keep your garden relatively pest free this summer! If you’d like to know more about the pests that might be hiding out in your neighbourhood, our friendly technicians are just a phone call away! Give us a ring at 403-262-1666 or visit our website for more information!