Managing Flower Garden Pests

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated August 23, 2013)

Have you ever noticed just how much joy, beauty, and even peace can come from looking at a flower garden? Unfortunately, there is one thing that can easily ruin that peace and beauty, and that is some simple pests. Learning the basics of managing flower garden pests can go a very long way to helping preserve that flower garden so you can enjoy it like you want to.

  • Know your region. Since not all pests live in the same environment, you really need to know a bit more about your region. When you are looking this information up pay close attention to the type of pests that live in your particular area. The first step in being able to manage the pests in your flower garden is to know what pests you may be faced with.
  • Plant the right flowers. As part of your research you will learn what type of flowers grow best in your region, and what they attract and repel. This can be a huge benefit since flowers can attract some beneficial insect and other types of critters which can help protect your other flowers from pests.
  • Use barriers. Use some simple fencing and other types of barriers to help protect your flowerbeds from larger pests like squirrels, rabbits, and even pets. There are many times when the simplest measures can often work the best.
  • BB gun or fireworks. Another major help to managing flower garden pests is a bb or pellet gun, or even some fireworks. A bb or pellet gun can help you eliminate larger pests which may eat your young flowers (such as squirrels, rabbits, etc.), and fireworks can help scare them away. Just make sure that you check your local ordinances to ensure that you are able to do this without getting in trouble.
  • Pesticides. Often a very effective measure for managing the insect variety of flower garden pests is to use some pesticides. While you can use homegrown versions of pesticides, commercially made pesticides are usually a bit more effective. There is one drawback to using commercially created pesticides though, and that is they are very effective. Be careful as you apply them so that you don't accidentally overuse them and potentially harm other animals or small children.

Keep in mind that there are many other methods for controlling pests in your flower garden than what are listed here. Typically the only barriers that may stop you from being able to get rid of pests in your flower garden is your imagination and possibly your pocket book. Additionally, if you are really having trouble getting rid of your pests you can always hire a professional exterminator to take a look at your problem.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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