Everything you need to know about selecting, growing and caring for different kinds of Plants
Different kinds of plants is for the person who loves the look, feel, and smell of a variety of plants, and is looking for new species and more productive ways of growing them at home.
Just suppose you could go outside, look at an unhealthy plant near death, and kick its growth into overdrive in only a week’s time. How fun would that be? That’s what different kinds of plants bring to the table.
- If you ever wanted to grow a monster crop of tomatoes, bean and broccoli year after year– no matter if you live in the cold, Northern states or hot, humid areas of South Florida. The Gardening plantssection will show you how.
- Or maybe you want gardenia, ixora, jasmine and honeysuckle to fill your landscape with beautiful flowers and perfume-like aromas that attract bees, butterflies, and other entertaining wildlife to your property. Landscape Plants will open your eyes to these kinds of plants.
- Perhaps you live in a hot, dry area and would like to grow cacti, succulent and other drought tolerant plants, but don’t know where to begin. Desert Plants will hand you everything you need to grow these types of plants with ease…even when others have failed.
- If you the type of person who loves plants but hates working outdoors getting sweaty while being annoyed by mosquitoes and other pests, the Indoor Plants area is where you want to go to now.
- Or you may want visit Lawn Care Tips where you learn about lawn types, pests and disease and how to prevent them. Lawn equipment, fertilizer and virtually every topic about lawn care is covered.
- Plant Growth Factors is where you’ll find tools, tips, and techniques to successful grow virtually any kind of plant. Plus, you’ll discover articles on plant roots, stems, leaves and more
- Compost section will show you the who, what, when, where, and how about composting. Topics covered include compost worms, compost bins, compost materials and how to build a compost pile to name a few.
- Do you have a flare for the exotic side of life? If so, Exotic Plants is where you want to be. Bromeliads, Poisonous, carnivorous and other exotics plants are found here.
- If you are having problems with insects and other plant critters check out Garden Pests section to identify the unwanted pests and…best methods of eliminating them from your garden and plants.
- And then zip on over to the Natural Pest Control page to learn how to get rid them from your garden naturally.
- The popularity of herbs have skyrocketed in recent years. If you want to begin growing herbs for health, healing, happiness or to add zest to culinary dishes while saving on grocery bills Growing Herbs is where you want to be.
- To stay undated on the changes to different kinds of plants visit thePlant and Gardening Blog
- Hydroponics Gardening allows the home gardener or commercial farmer to grow plants, herbs, and vegetables faster than traditional gardening methods. Not only that, but your harvest is considerably larger compared to growing them in soil. Check out the amazing world of Hydroponics Gardening
Different kinds of plants will adding new plant types, local flower companies, and sections frequently, so stay in touch. Enjoy!
Natural Pest Control: Safe Natural Methods For Controling Garden Pests.
Garden pests such as cockroaches, spiders, and rodents and garden pest such as weeds, insects, and arthropods can be frustrating to home and business owners.Natural Pest Control
Synthetically made pesticides have been used to control most of the pests since the early 1900s.
The pesticides were used in people’s homes, place of business, manufacturing plants and in hospitals. Pesticides have also used in the agricultural setting.
The result of these synthetic chemicals has been significant. According to the USEPA, the pesticides have had a significant undesirable impact on the environment. Pesticides have been showing up in the food.
This eventually led to the pesticides showing up in humans. It has become necessary to return to natural pest control methods.
Pesticides in the food chain, starting in the soil working its way up the different food levels eventually end up in humans.
The pesticides are notoriously known to contribute to a host of diseases. The health effects range from simple allergic reactions to different forms of cancer.
The synthetic pesticides tend hang around for a while as they environmentally stable. Pests also develop resistance to many different synthetic chemicals, therefore forcing manufacturers and researchers to come out with new chemicals on a regular basis.
Natural pest control systems need to be cost-effective. They also need to be able to control pests over the long term.
Previous experience teaches us that the new pest management strategies need to protect the environment and protect human health. New pest control should be natural and should serve to manage pests.
First Things First
To effectively control pests, it is important to Once the pests have been identified, learn about the pests habits; what it eats, how it finds food, and its reproductive cycle. Local extension offices can help with pest identification.
Using synthetic pesticides in the garden can harm pets and children who may play in the garden area. On a larger scale, pesticides can enter into the water supply broadening their harmful effect. Choosing natural pest control methods is beneficial.
Choose the Right Species and Soil
Planting superior plants that are resistant to diseases and pests can help keep infestations at bay.
Build the soil’s nutritional content by adding compost or other natural fertilizer. The soil should be tested to make sure pH level is adequate to grow healthy and strong plants.
Keep the gardening area clean; free of debris and weeds. The debris encourages insects to flourish and possibly turn into an infestation. Mulch keeps moisture and disease off the lower leaves discouraging the spread of moisture loving pests and disease.
Attract natural predators to the garden site.These include insects such as nematodes, LadyBugs , and Praying Mantis
The insects can be ordered from gardening suppliers or attracted by planting plants that attract them.
Insect Control In Home
Start by removing all the items that attract the pests. Clean up crumbs, spilled drinks, or any other food. Rugs, mattresses, and pillows should be vacuumed on a regular basis to keep dust mite populations from growing.
Clean the areas where food, moisture, and dirt can accumulate such as areas like behind the refrigerator or next to the cooking stove.
Physical deterrents like setting up screens can keep many different pests out. Especially useful are screens in the crawl space to keep out small critters such as rats.
Caulking cracks can keep ants and other crawling insects out. Another deterrent strategy is to determine what natural products the pests have an aversion to. Ants for example avoid mint, cayenne, and cinnamon. Use these aromas to disrupt an ants trail.
Sticky Trap can be used to control different pests. Glueboards, flypaper, and Bug Zapper are among the traps used as a natural pest control method for insects. Physical traps for rodents can also be used. Pheromones can be used as the bait for these traps.
Nontoxic Natural Chemicals
Use insecticidal soap to get rid of spider mites on indoor plants is a non-toxic natural pest control method. Botanical Insecticides like pyrethrins and neem oil are safe non-toxic pest control substances. Herbs like eucalyptus and wormwood can repel pests. Diatomaceous earth is good for natural pest control. The particles of the fine powder cut the exoskeleton of the pests killing them. Back to the
Natural Pest Control Articles:
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Green Lacewing: These extremely carnivorous insects eat aphids, thrips, mealybugs, caterpillars, immature white flies and pest insect eggs.
Lady Bugs: Get Rid Of Garden Pests Naturally with ladybugs:
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Praying Mantis: How the Praying Mantis Eliminates Garden Pests Naturally
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