How to Prevent Aphid Growth in Your Orchard

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Gardening

One of the most bugging crawlers that can destroy your garden is aphids. These insects are also known as “plant lice.” Think, your garden is perfect. However, upon closer inspection, you see some black oblong-shaped insects under the leaves of your garden. They may not be only annoying. They can destroy your beautiful plants too. They leave honey-like dew in their path. More than resting in unwelcomed places, they invite ants to stay in too. 

To mitigate your problems, there are aphid-proof methods that can help your garden. Make sure you deal with them before they start multiplying. They can infest on your entire garden pretty fast. You can talk to the local arborist for the best treatments too. Trees Down Under is your partner in making sure that these pests can do no further damage to your landscape. Act on the aphids before it’s too late! These swarms of lice don’t need to destroy more of your garden. 

Organic treatments

One of the easiest ways to control or prevent the growth of aphids is organic treatment. There are various solutions made from extracts of plants and other shrubs that can get rid of aphids. Moreover, you’re not increasing any plantation harm from synthetic chemicals in the market. Some of the organic solutions you can use are as follows:

  • Tomato leaf
  • Garlic oil
  • Vinegar and castile soap mixture
  • Neem oil
  • Some essential oils

Spray your orchard with any of these sprays on consistent schedules. This will prevent the start of any aphid infestation. Just make sure to do it often to maintain the health of your orchard.

Cultivate ladybugs

Other insects aren’t bad for your garden. Ladybugs, also known as ladybirds, aren’t only cute, red creatures that add a fresh vibe in your orchard. They also have a natural tendency to eat other insects. Plant crops that attract ladybugs and keep nursing these plants too. This natural methods of pest control can improve your orchard. Ladybugs especially stay in leaves of plants, targeting the annoying aphids in its wake.

The key plan is to put out decoy spots for the plants that can attract your ladybugs. These decoy spots can then be the breeding ground of your ladybugs. While the ladybugs are building their place in the decoy spots, they get to protect your garden from aphids too. Some of the flora species can invite the ladybugs over. Choose the one with your liking.

  • Angelica
  • Cosmos
  • Marigold
  • Cilantro
  • Chives

Grow “anti-aphid” plants

Some plants can serve as a natural insecticide in the orchard. These species of flora emit strong scents that drive the aphids away. Plant these “anti-aphid” shrubs that can help in diminishing the population of aphids. As aphids multiply very fast, it’s important to halt their welcome in your yard. Swarms of aphid can grow resistant to pesticide too. Plant any of these shrubs in your orchard before aphids become an uncontrollable problem for you.

  • Oregano
  • Chives
  • Onions
  • Sage
  • Plants with a strong odour

Prune the orchard regularly

You can do something to your plants in the orchard too. Give your orchard a regular pruning. Pruning prevents the growth of aphids in your plants by grooming your plants and trees. Pruning also keeps your flora healthy by cutting off infested or dead parts of it. Trees Down Under can help you in this aspect. We do pruning services for your orchard to stunt and destroy any growing swarm of aphids in your beautiful yard. 

Conclusion 

Before unwanted and harmful insects start making homes in your garden, take action! Preventions are always better than cures. Make sure to prepare your orchard first before any uncontrollable natural disaster can occur. We want to be by your side when you’re planning the preventive measures in your land. We are always here for you for all your garden makeover needs. Don’t hesitate to call us! We will take care of your orchard and make sure it’s never a good season for the aphids to grow.

We are Trees Down Under! Contact us on our mobile 0475 463 597. You can also send us an email or enquire with us here.

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