Gardening naturally using products you already have in your home can save you money and also help you maintain a good ecosystem in your garden. No matter what size your garden is, pests can cause a multitude of problems. Michael Perry, Rowse’s Gardening expert has shared his tips on how to make your own pest control solution.
“Mix up a weak solution and use it every two weeks on your affected plants using a sprayer.”
For blackspot, which is often found on roses, the gardening expert said to use baking soda and vegetable oil.
He explained: “Mix up one tablespoon of baking soda, one tablespoon of vegetable oil into a gallon of water and then spray both sides of the leaves.”
Another tip Mr Perry suggested is using other plants to discourage pests.
“But, it’s not just about the larger creatures, remember ladybirds will feed on aphids too.
“The wider your plant selection, the more wildlife you can attract to your garden.
“So, take the wildlife baton and give natural gardening a go!
“It’s simple, it’s enjoyable and the bees will love you for it!”