Essential Oils For Pest Control and Gardening

One of the ways you can use essential oils is for pest control around the home.  Just put about 15 drops into a 16 ounce spray bottle and then fill it with water. Ants – Peppermint oil, Spearmint Aphids: Cedar wood, peppermint, spearmint Beetles – Peppermint Fleas – Spearmint, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Lavender Flies – Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus […]

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What are Cover Crops?

Cover Crops are used to prevent soil erosion, improve soil structure, organic matter, suppress weeds and pests.  They can also be used as forage for livestock.  Cover crops cover the soil so that it is protected over the winter. There are 4 types of cover crops: Grasses (Rye, Wheat, Barely, Oats) – Adds organic matter […]

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Planting for Pest Control

A vegetable garden can attract all types of bugs including aphids, beetles, and worms.  Adding other types of plants can help deter pest and even attract bugs that will help keep down the pest population. Below is a list of just a few plants that you can grow around your vegetable garden to keep pests […]

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