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Five things you can do to garden

Pesky Pests.

Plants aren’t the only things that live in gardens; pests live there too! Although all organisms have a role in nature, when they are found out of place, they are considered pests. In a garden, pests will often eat the weak or young plants and tend to leave the healthy ones alone. So, the best thing you can do to protect your garden is to keep your plants healthy by giving them the things they need such as water, sunlight and nutrients. If insects continue to munch your garden, try picking pests like snails out by hand, spraying aphids with soapy water, or setting sticky traps for slugs. Some people use poisonous chemical sprays to kill pests, but those sprays can also kill good insects like ladybugs, harm birds, and eventually pollute our water and land.