Powdery mildew, aphids, and snails make life difficult for gardeners. But you can fight most pests or diseases naturally with simple home remedies – or life hacks – without resorting to the chemical club. In this way, you protect not only your wallet but also the environment, you should as well call for inspections from time to time
- Soap Or Coffee Against Aphids
Aphids like to attack ornamental and valuable plants and are among the most common pests in this country. But fighting them is very easy.
Mix two teaspoons of soft soap (available from drugstores) with one liter of water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray the affected areas with it – repeat from time to time if necessary. A strong coffee not only combats tiredness in the morning it also helps against nasty aphids. Mix a strong coffee with a few drops of washing-up liquid and spray the plants with it.
- Milk Against Powdery Mildew
Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that causes a lot of trouble for the affected plants. If a plant is infected, the affected areas, such as the leaves, must be removed immediately. As a rule, they can no longer be saved. The rest of the plant, however, does. All you need is a treatment with milk which can help in pest prevention. Mix some fresh cow’s milk in a ratio of 1: 8 with water and spray the affected plant with it. Repeat the process regularly.
- Coconut Oil Against Ticks
Those who work a lot in the garden should protect themselves from ticks. A natural defense agent is coconut oil, which you can find in the supermarket. Rub it into your body, and you can start working. A positive side effect: the oil cares for the skin at the same time.
- Sawdust against snails
If you want to protect your plants from snails, you can easily use sawdust. Sprinkle these around the plant. As a rule, the snails will not cross the “barrier.”