Whether caterpillars between the fruit trees or aphids on the attractive, well-tended roses, the little creatures are annoying and harmful to the plants in the long run.
Pest prevention is the be-all and end-all for a religious building
Are parasites, snails, ants and fungi permanent guests in the garden? It doesn’t have to because there are a number of organic pest controls at and natural possibilities not to let the unpopular visitors into the garden in the first place.
Create natural pest barriers in the church garden
Mechanical barriers can keep pests and insects away from valuable flowers or vegetables. You can prevent pests by simply making mechanical barriers. Then it is not even possible for most pests to get into lovely plants.
- The same applies to nonwovens. These not only provide protection against weeds underground but can also be placed directly on the bed.
- Close-meshed nets can make the life of garden pests difficult.
- Raised beds are unreachable to crawling pests as well.
- Special plastic fences keep snails in check.
In the early morning hours, you can carefully pollinate your plants if they can tolerate it with rock flour. This also keeps approaching insects away.
Algae cold, sand or ash are tried and tested means against running and crawling attacks. In particular, Nudibranchs which require a lot of moisture, prevent drying floor coverings.
You don’t essentially have to turn to costly fences in specialist stores. You can plan the fences yourself using paint buckets or old plastic. Cut out the soil and then place it around the flower like a “castle wall”. This way, snails and other pests don’t stand a chance anymore.
Religious building: Set plants against pests
As an alternative to mechanical barriers, the aromas of many plants are unbearable for pests and let them quickly run away or are simply inedible and poisonous for them.
Wormwood helps against the flock of ants. Ants are actually more beneficial than pests. If their population gets out of hand, however, Mediterranean herbs such as thyme, marjoram or lavender help.
Let beneficial insects move into battle in the church garden
If aromatic herbs and plants alone are not enough or do not fit into the garden concept of a religious building, you can also get supports from beneficial insects in the fight against pests.