A few days ago, Curls of Curls & Q, wrote about landscaping their back yard. Check it out if you have the time the before and after pictures are amazing.
Anyway, Curl’s post made me realize that I hadn’t made any of my natural insect repelling sprays! I’ve been so caught up with my honeybees that I haven’t thought about spraying my garden.
With the garden showing signs of our labor, it’s high time I get out there and protect all of our efforts, right?
Since I needed to update my garden sprayer, I logged onto Amazon and purchased the metal Stanley Lawn & Garden Sprayer. Which makes a nice upgrade from the plastic sprayer that I was using. If parts wear out I won’t have to purchase a brand-new sprayer, I just need to replace the part.
Neem oil, is my favorite oil that I used to keep the insects at bay. I spray plants once every four days, using a total of six applications. Insects that ingest the plants sprayed with neem become sterile and prevents egg production. I even spray this brew around mosquito friendly areas.
What’s even better the beneficial insects, like butterflies, honeybees and spiders aren’t usually affected. It’s recommended to spray your garden with neem oil in the early morning or evening, so you don’t douse the beneficial insects.
Later this week, I’ll post more about the awesomeness of neem oil and I’ll make sure I include a simple recipe.
Neem recipe to eliminate garden pests has been posted.
- Mosquito Control by neem
- Use of neem oil as a mosquito repellent in tribal villages of Mandla district/ Madhya Pradesh