Many amateur gardeners think that spring is the busiest time for garden pests, but the truth is that fall is even busier. The reason is simple: most garden creatures, whether harmful or useful, seek shelter for the cold months and knowing that freezing weather will arrive soon makes them more active. The signs of increased pest activity in your garden may include brown lawn patches and slimy, silvery trails that indicate the presence of snails. Here are a few tips for driving these creatures away:
- Snails and slugs – the snails and slugs that invade gardens in spring are actually born in fall, so they are best removed early. Natural control measures include picking the little slimy beasts manually and beer traps, but if you are not concerned about using chemicals in the garden, there are some great repellent products available n garden stores;
- Grub worms – they eat the roots when they are grubs, then they eat the leaves when they become beetles. To get rid of them, you can use either nematodes that eat them up or grub-killing chemicals;
- Yellow jacket wasps – these stinging creatures build their tunnels in the ground. To get rid of them, use some sort of repellent chemical – locate the nests during the day and apply the chemical during the night, when the wasps are less active and there is a lower risk of getting stung. For Your lawn, fall is one of the times to give it a great feeding with Revive lawn care products, so come Spring it will green right up again.