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
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Encouraging Friendly Predators

Rather than using chemicals, which can enter and poison the food chain, create sites for wildlife, such as ladybugs, frogs and birds, which eat slugs, aphids and other undesirables. Infestations won't be wiped out instantly, as with chemicals, but you should notice the effects in the long term.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios

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