Neglected landscape can wreak havoc on your land, leading customers to believe you’re careless and your building is depreciating in value.
Pest control can keep your plants in tip-top shape. Many turn directly to pesticides for this. However, for minor infestation, there are some natural pest control methods you can try.
- Need oil has always been considered to be one of the most versatile pest control tools. The oil doesn’t actually kill insects directly, but it acts as an anti-feedant, repellant, and egg laying deterrent. After several applications over the course of a few days, the insects are unable to reproduce to continue to infest plants and shrubs.
- Diatomaceous earth is a talc-like powder that is the fossilized remains of marine phytoplankton. The granules are microscopic in size, but they’re extremely sharp. DE penetrates the exoskeleton of the insect, causing it to leak body fluids and eventually die.
There are many natural remedies to ridding your property’s landscaping of unwanted and unwelcomed pests. To learn more about environmentally-friendly practices for your property, contact the experts at SFM Landscape.