Creepy crawlies in the garden, besides giving us the heeby-jeebies these critters can seriously harm your garden plants. Imagine the bugs eating through your food before you get the chance to! Not on our watch!
Here we bring you our top 3 tips on keeping bugs out of your garden.
- Identify if the bugs you are facing are helpful insects or problem pests. We have many helpful critters in our Australian gardens including most ladybeetles, who eat nasties such as aphids, scale, mites& fungus. We say most as there is one exception to the rule of ladybirds being a welcome friend in the garden and that is the orange coloured 28 spot ladybird. A notorious leaf-eater. Praying mantis are also friends of your garden eating many pests. We all know by now that bees are essential to our living planet and are necessary and therefore welcomed in our garden. In saying this, there are ways to remove harmless pests from your garden too. We recommend calling a local beekeeper or pest control to remove bees’ hives or wasps nests you’re not comfortable with. This website from Bob the Bee Keeper in QLD has some great info on our native Australian bees. https://www.bobthebeeman.com.au
If you have identified the bugs you are have your garden are in fact pests let’s try some other strategies.
- Planting Protector Plants. Some plants are brilliant watchdogs for your garden. Marigolds or sunflowers with their stunning yellows, for instance, will draw in robber flies which will attack and kill grasshoppers. Lavender, and thyme, can mask the smell of your delicious plants from bad bugs, while basil and wormwood are also good companions to drive them away!
- If you’ve noticed you are already under attack, spotting eggs or bites out of your leaves it’s simply time to attack back. Just one application of SeaGuard will begin killing pests within 48hours of application. SeaGuard is the best odour-free chemical-free pesticide, eliminating pests without chemicals whilst giving your plants the nutrients and resistance to come back stronger than ever. Best of all, it’s kind to the bugs that are kind to your garden so you won’t have to say goodbye to beautiful butterflies & bees!