It's that time of year when the garden is beginning to grow and blossom and the bugs are drawn to your plants. Attracting bees and ladybugs is a good thing, but the same can't be said for snails or other pests. I am always most afraid of squash bugs. They seem impossible to get rid of and can do so much damage to my plants. I like to take a proactive approach and I'm protecting my plants before any infestations can begin! Because I am always looking for natural solutions in all areas of my life, I use essential oils to keep my plants safe, as well as the honeybees who work so hard to pollenate my plants! Here are a few of my favorites:
You can also place a few drops of Essential Oil on cottonballs and place them throughout your garden. Peppermint or Cedarwood are excellent choices for this.