How to keep pests out of your garden

It’s National Gardening Day. My Creators Syndicate article has tips on how to keep pests out of your garden.

Here’s an excerpt:

“‘Garden pests seem to make it their mission to undo all of our hard work,'” says Marjory Wildcraft, the founder and owner of The Grow Network, noting that signs of pests include wilted leaves, black spots, shriveled growth and bumps on fruits.

“Be on the lookout for these garden foes: caterpillars that eat foliage, stems and stalks; mealybugs, which suck the sap and the life out of plants and cause them to develop moldy leaves; and slugs and snails, which prefer low-hanging plants with damp soil in shady areas and eat holes in plant leaves.”

Read the full article below:

https://www.creators.com/special-sections/spring-lawn-and-garden-2022/319755

Gardening and Outdoor Living Tips from “Queer Eye” Designer Bobby Berk

Every day is Earth Day when you surround yourself with plants.

In my Mediaplanet article, “Queer Eye” designer Bobby Berk, who calls plants, “an investment to your well-being,” shares his home gardening tips and outdoor living tips.


Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Berk advised planning before starting a garden. “Do your research and you’ll be good to grow.” He said to consider location, the type of plant you use, and good soil. 

“You really have to pay attention to how the sun moves throughout the entire day and choose a location that gets at least six hours,” Berk said. “Using proper soil is also so important. An in-ground garden needs different soil than a container garden, and succulents and cacti have their own special soil needs, too.”