How to Identify and Remove Common Garden Pests

Humans can't avoid getting ill, and plants can't escape pests and diseases. Fortunately, most can be countered or minimized by organic or inorganic means and, except in rare cases, the garden will continue to look amazing.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios
Water Pathogenic Nematodes into Potting Mix Containers for Patios ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007

Preventing Attacks

Selective biological control involves watering pathogenic nematodes (microscopic animals) into potting mix, when it is at a certain temperature, to kill vine weevils and slugs (don't use in conjunction with chemical controls). Other biological controls are available for red spider mite, whitefly and aphids.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios

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