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.

Author Bio

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. ...

MORE FROM LEE

Creating a Patio Garden

Do you love to garden, but don't have a lot of space to work with? Well then you may want to consider a patio garden. These ...

Discover More

Dealing With Maple Syrup Stains

Whether it is fresh, or a day or two old maple syrup can be a fairly difficult stain to remove. When dealing with maple syrup ...

Discover More

Understanding the Basics of Designing a Tree House

If you have child and a few trees, then chances are you have either thought about, or been asked to build, a tree house. Well ...

Discover More

Keep Mice Away! Rodent Defense Mice Repellent is a must-have tool for eliminating or preventing mice. All-natural ingredients are nontoxic and can be used safely around children and pets. Create a barrier to mice around your home! Check out Rodent Defense Mice Repellent today!

More Pest Tips

Preventing Vegetable Garden Pests

It is often difficult to identify the culprit invading your garden. It is often more productive to treat the entire garden ...

Discover More

Preventing Lawn Pests

There is an old saying that goes an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The truth is that this is applicable in ...

Discover More

Using Deer Fencing

Deer may look all beautiful and wonderful in the wild, but that doesn't exactly meant that they should be wandering around ...

Discover More
Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is two more than 4?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)