In order to minimize disruption in the environment, the intelligent gardener should employ the principles of natural and organic pest control. Ideas for herb gardens originating from the roots of ancient civilizations can be used even today.
Organic and Natural Pest Control
The Law of Nature keeps the eco-system in equilibrium. However there are many factors that disrupt the equilibrium, one of the key members being the humans and the human- factor. The scientific approach of Mother Nature is to keep the balance of living organisms in the planet, this rile holds for your garden too. There is a natural of minimizing population explosions especially of pests. There are beneficial insects who can keep the harmful pests under control regulating the strength naturally.
Believing in Mother Nature’s power and an eco-friendly organic approach towards gardening, I firmly feel that using least toxic pest control ideas against the insidious invertebrates, microbial and herb pests should be effective in all urban and rural locations. Armed with the knowledge of pests from their photos and diseases occurring in herbs, you can quickly identify whether the menacing form in your herb garden is a friend or a foe.
Books offer fairly goof amount of information and you can search by herb type to identify the new uninvited guest n your garden. If your backyard or lawn in full of perennials, flowering plants and herbs you need a serious book and knowledge to combat all sorts of creatures invading the garden. While doing so, be careful not to destroy the beneficial insects, ladybugs and earthworms.
Least toxic methods that use barriers, traps, lures and repellents should be used as first measures. You can also use herbal insecticides, herbal soaps, pyrethrin dust and Neem oil for common garden pests.
Popular Garden Insect Sprays that are natural can be used as effective deterrents for pests. Most of them com in concentrated form and will last quite long. You should dilute it as mentioned in the instructions. The Monterey garden insect spray contains spinosad, a revolutionary product that is created using fermentation. An awesome green product, it is used in garden for destroying beetles, caterpillars, leaf-miners, thrips, ants and borers. Very useful for edible herbs, it acts quickly and is odorless. Another great feature about this product is that it does keep helpful insects alive while killing harmful pests. The beneficial bees continue to work non-stop with the pollen grains of the flowers. A safe pesticide, it can be sprayed at dawn or at dusk in order to get more leverage from insects entering your garden at that time. Completely harmless to herbs and pets, you can spray it on leaves and roots of the herbs without really getting worried about poisoning. Since it is a concentrate, you should dilute it with water and use it within 24 hours lest it becomes ineffective, therefore make the mix as per your requirement only and t will last for longer time.