Water gardens and ponds in the summer are a wonderful way to decorate your yard in the spring and summer time. One problem you may have with these ideas is the insects and pests that are drawn to the water. You could use chemicals to keep the pests away, but another way is organic methods.
You can buy something called diatomaceous earth, a white salt like substance that is available at most swimming pool supplies. You can sprinkle this in the affected area where invaders will hang out and it will kill them. To get rid of aphids, a parasite that is attracted to dying or even healthy plants, you can mix
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