They destroy and devour anything and everything in their path. They’re the reasons why your roses have stop blooming and your plants have become an open salad bar. Below, we share with you the top 5 common pests that keeps your garden from blooming its best.
Grubs are the main destroyer of lawns. These white stubby worms grab away the soil nutrients making your lawn look patchy with the soil in clumps. To find these pests, look for brown patches and dig a couple of inches from the surface to find these worms holing in. To make sure you’ve got them all, pick different spots to inspect for their presence.
Most grubs are actually from Japanese beetles eggs. So if you have grubs in your lawn, it’s most likely Japanese beetles are nearby. Usually attracted to roses, these beetles can easily be defeated by store-bought insecticide. You can also choose to hunt for them physically or get beetle traps to ensnare them.
From underneath the soil, we go to another burrowing pest. Leaf miners create white lines or trails on your leaves when they create tunnels for themselves. To stop them from ruining your entire garden, simply snip off the affected leaves.
While they may be small and look friendly enough, this insect is quite the glutton when it comes to your garden plants. They eat through your garden and leave unsightly holes all over which completely destroys all your gardening efforts. To combat these nasty insects, plant marigolds, sunflowers and daisies which invite enemies of the grasshopper. Another way of starving them off is making sure your garden gets a cool and wet atmosphere which starves the grasshopper to death.
Another enemy of your greens, aphids feast on new leaves, disfiguring them and sporting brown or black spots. While they may be destructive, a quick swish of water drives them to their extinction.