Natural Tick deterrent for human use: 1 part tea tree oil to 2 parts water in a spray bottle and spray it on - particularly shoes, socks, or cuffs of pants

Homemade Tick Repellent

Natural Tick deterrent for human use: 1 part tea tree oil to 2 parts water in a spray bottle and spray it on - particularly shoes, socks, or cuffs of pants

Build a #Mosquito Control container so you can sit and unwind in the evenings without dousing in DEET. Perfect for my deck!

Build a #Mosquito Control container so you can sit and unwind in the evenings without dousing in DEET. Perfect for my deck!

Put real spiderwebs on paper... great way to preserve a spiderweb on paper to explore/look at.

Put real spiderwebs on paper... great way to preserve a spiderweb on paper to explore/look at.

To get rid of aphids, set a yellow dish filled with soapy water near the plant. Aphids are drawn to the color yellow. // For spider mites that persist despite a daily spray of plain water, use a buttermilk spray developed by scientists at Purdue University. Combine 1/4 cup of buttermilk and 2 cups of wheat flour in 2-1/2 gallons of water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, shake the ingredients thoroughly, and spray it on your plants.

To get rid of aphids, set a yellow dish filled with soapy water near the plant. Aphids are drawn to the color yellow. // For spider mites that persist despite a daily spray of plain water, use a buttermilk spray developed by scientists at Purdue University. Combine 1/4 cup of buttermilk and 2 cups of wheat flour in 2-1/2 gallons of water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, shake the ingredients thoroughly, and spray it on your plants.

Current farming practices leave bees without enough food year round. Help give bees something to thrive on and plant some of these.

Current farming practices leave bees without enough food year round. Help give bees something to thrive on and plant some of these.

Attract bees and other pollinators to your garden with these flowering perennials. Plant THESE for the BEES.

Attract bees and other pollinators to your garden with these flowering perennials. Plant THESE for the BEES.

If they die we die - help them in your garden by planting open single head flowers, planting the same plants in clusters rather than peppered around the garden, plant for a succession of flowers throughout the year.  Some good varieties include snowdrops, aconites, blackthorn, mahonia, hollyhocks, foxgloves, forget me nots, borage, lavender, wild thyme, buddleia   and let the clover grow in your lawn. If you have space for a wild patch they also love dandelion and nettle.

If they die we die - help them in your garden by planting open single head flowers, planting the same plants in clusters rather than peppered around the garden, plant for a succession of flowers throughout the year. Some good varieties include snowdrops, aconites, blackthorn, mahonia, hollyhocks, foxgloves, forget me nots, borage, lavender, wild thyme, buddleia and let the clover grow in your lawn. If you have space for a wild patch they also love dandelion and nettle.

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