Natural Weed Killer 1 gallon vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, dash of dish washing detergent (makes it stick to the weeds). Mix well, spray on weeds in the morning, rejoice in their death that evening. This works best on a sunny day. @ its-a-green-life
Little black sugar ants in your house? Kill them with a homemade ant trap or DIY insecticidal soap, a natural pesticide that is non-toxic and a safe method for natural pest control. Only takes 45 seconds to put together!
Caring For Your Gardenias Plant gardenias where they will get morning sun and afternoon shade. Good air circulation is a must. Gardenias prefer moist, acid soil with good drainage & lots of organic matter. When planting, set the root-ball about 1" higher than the surrounding soil. Gently taper the soil up to the top of the exposed root-ball. Mulch. Pests (whiteflies, scales, & mealybugs). can be a problem. Control by applying a light horticultural oil to prevent sooty mold.
SQUASH BUG is the one pest that overwhelms my garden every year, attacking my squash, pumpkins & cukes. I was delighted to find that WOOD ASH from my fireplace repels them - sprinkle ash, they hate to crawl across it to get onto plants. More help *plant companion plants they dislike under squash *put a board under the plant, they'll hide under there, pick them off in the morning & drown in soapy water * spray soapy water on them to murder them * use tape wrapped around your finger to remove
Beneficial insects help you control pests and pollinate flowers. Creating an insect hotel is a good way in increase the chances these insects will pay you a visit and help create a more balanced ecosystem in your garden!