Eco-friendly pest control is the best way to protect yourself from nuisance insects while minimizing your impact on the environment. Plant-based bug sprays and repellents have been on the market for years, and some are highly effective against mosquitoes. But what if the plants themselves could take over the task of reducing insect numbers? Most […]
Bees are a different matter altogether, you can’t really see into their hives to know how they survive the winter but somehow, we know that they disappear around fall to winter and then we hear their noises again sometime in the new year which announces to us that spring has arrived.
Gophers can be a serious problem for gardeners. These burrowing, sharp-toothed pests will devour the roots of vegetables, berries, and other plants in no time, and an infestation can cause widespread death in your backyard. So, introducing plants gophers hate (like gopher spurge, oleander, lavender, rosemary, daffodils, and marigolds) can help to deter them, especially […]