You just got your first home, apartment or condo. And you are excited!!! You want to bring some potted plants inside
to help decorate and add a living touch to the décor and you want some larger
pots on the patio or porch to add color, texture and a homey touch.
Hate to burst your excitement but one thing to consider is
the possibilities of bugs or disease that you may have to deal with. All living plants when potted in soil have
the potential to have issues.
The key here is knowledge.
Once you learn about the plants you want to pot and the potential of
bugs you can deal with problems before they get out of hand. Here are a few tips:
Choose plants that are resistant to common pests. Read the label on the plants.
Try to grow healthy plants.
Know the water, sunlight and fertilizer needs. All potted plants need these.
Keep the garden containers clean and dirt free. Keep the plants dust free with a damp cloth
and gentle hand.
When necessary pick the individual type of pesticides. Or find natural ones you can make yourself.
Try to water on the potting soil directly and not on the
plants leaves. Make sure the pottery is
If you can follow these few simple steps, your potted
containers should be lovely, healthy and bug free.
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