Treating diseases and pests

Plants in the garden rarely look as pristine as the images on labels fromΒ  stores or websites. All these treatments are perfectly organic and natural!

Attract animals to the garden

In these days of sustainable development and environmental protection, attracting animal and insect life in your garden is a necessity.
A deluxe insect hotel with holes, nooks and crannies for insects.

Controlling gall wasps on plants and trees

Strange growth appears on leaves or stems of your favorite tree or plant? This is possibly due to one of several species of gall wasps. Here’s how to control gall wasps so they don’t endanger
Controlling gall wasps

Onion fly, the reason why maggots are eating up your bulbs

A fly that is slightly larger than the common housefly, onion fly is a destructive pest for certain Alliaceae plants. Not only do they reproduce extremely fast, but the larvae trigger bulb rot and eat the bulbs out from the inside.
Onion fly

Strawberry tree leaf spot

Also known simply as spot anthracnose, this disease infects strawberry trees. Symptoms are the presence of brown spots with a red or purple
Brown and black spots on strawberry tree leaves and fruits.

Earwig, fearful pinchers we can rejoice about!

A long, thin body with terrifying plier-like pinchers at the tip, anybody will instantly recognize an earwig when it crawls along! In the garden, people often accuse it of damaging plants.
Earwigs on a yellow flower

Deal with slugs and snails – naturally!

Every Spring season, it’s the same old story. You’re strolling through the garden, soaking in that frenzied feeling of nature waking up. Ka-POW, disaster strikes! Everywhere, slugs and snails chowing
Slug eating a leaf

Green lacewing, the genesis of aphid lions

Green lacewing also goes by more dramatic and telling names: golden-eyed fairy, aphid lion, aphid wolf… and each name reveals how much of a beneficial insect this is to a gardener trying to control pests. Larvae from this insect family seem to have a single goal in life: to devour aphids.
Green lacewing adult on flower

The ladybug lifecycle, helping us out at every stage

A 10th century legend, over a thousand years ago, relates the story of a man condemned to death for having murdered someone. As he claimed his innocence, a ladybug landed on his neck and the executioner stayed his ax.
Ladybug: the lifecycle of this precious garden assistant

Aphids, how to get rid of them?

Aphids are fearsome insects that attack leaves and feed on plant sap. There are natural ways to treat against them. Leaves curl up and become sticky.
Aphid

Photinia black spot disease

Photinia shrubs sometimes contract a disease called Photinia leaf spot or Photinia black spot. Leaves are dotted with black spots that slowly spread
Lead spot on a young red and green photinia leaf.

Tomatoes without diseases

Tomatoes are often infected with fungal diseases (related to mushrooms). A typical gardener’s first reaction is to blast the whole plant with chemicals.
tomate maladie

Thrips damage and symptoms – how to tell if your plant is infected by thrips

Thrips can cause different types of damage to your plants. This depends both on the plant species and the type of thrips. Key thrips damage symptoms Sunken streaks and patches – leaves and stems Colored spots or patches – usually silver-white Stunted growth – buds (flower and leaf) Often combined with – plant virus, fungal […]
Mango leaves infected with thrips

Techniques to save a poisoned tree

Have you sprayed too much insecticide on your tree? Applied too much fertilizer? There may still be a chance to save your plant. Here is how to save a poisoned tree.
Dead tree
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