SAY NO TO BUGS. 4 BIGGEST TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR LAWN BUG-FREE.
During the summer the backyard is a great time to have a barbecue or a picnic with friends and family. The invasion of insects during the hot summer ruins the fun. By following these 4 Biggest Tips, you will have your lawn Bug-Free in no time!
CREATE YOUR OWN ASSURED INSECTICIDE AT HOME
Many natural insecticides can be created at home.
Different types of insecticides are:
Chili pepper spray
In this case, we will be discussing the process of making chili pepper insecticide spray.
It is an excellent homemade natural insect repellent that can be used in a variety of bugs. It can be made from either hot peppers or chili pepper powder.
The ingredients are:
1 tablespoon of chili powder with 1 quart of water
10 drops of mild liquid soap.
To create chile spray from fresh peppers:
Blend ½ cups of peppers with 1 cup of water
Then add 1 quart of water and boil.
Wait for the ingredients to cool, then strain out chili material, and add several drops of liquid soap.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING WORRY-FREE INSECTICIDE AT HOME
Place a funnel at the mouth of the spray bottle, and pour your insecticide mixture into the container. Spray the insecticide directly on your plants or lawns that are filled with insects to kill them. The soap takes roughly around 2 to 3 hours to kill the bugs. After applying insecticide to plants and lawn, rinse them with water. Leaving them coated with soap spray may harm the ecosystem in your garden. Repeat this process of spraying insecticide for 2 to 3 days. The poison should kill many insects by dehydrating them to death.
Test For Soil Acidity
A healthy lawn needs soil with a balanced pH level, usually between five to seven, depending on your type of grass. If your pH level is too high, you can add sulfate with a broadcast spreader. But if your pH level is too low, you can add lime the same way. Testing your soil is a great way to prepare your lawn for the summer.
If you live in an area with a harsh and long winter, then your soils’ pH level is likely acidic and will have difficulty thriving. So if your soil has a high acidic level then add a thin layer of lime over your lawn. The lime neutralizes the acid and makes the soil better able to support new grass growth.
DIY TACTIC TO MAKE YOUR HOME FEEL SAFE
Diatomaceous Earth is a friendly substance that works by slicing through their exoskeleton bugs. Fossilized remains from plankton make it look like white powder. It is an alternative way to kill bugs without using any insecticide. Thanks to the help of its razor-sharp particles, it slices thru ants, bed bugs, fleas, and other crawling insects. Once it cuts their exoskeleton, it helps to allow moisture to escape from the insect’s body, leading death from desiccation.
ARE NATURAL TREATMENTS NOT EFFECTIVE FOR YOUR LAWN? TRY USING PESTICIDES!
Using pesticides should be the last resort of taking care of bugs in your lawn. Try using an organic pesticide that contains “Bacillus thuringiensis ” before going after more toxic chemicals. Make sure to wear safety protection when mixing and to apply chemicals because most poisoning incidents occur during the mixing process. After applying pesticides to your lawn, spray down the yard with water thoroughly. Keep children and pets off the lawn until the chemicals wear off. Additionally, when finished rinse out the containers on the grass, immediately after applying the chemicals on the lawn. The excess of pesticides will sink into the soil where it can be beneficial, and it can also avoid storm drains in the future.
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