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If you have a garden, yard, or even a balcony garden full of containers, you probably have some kind of pest. You need pest prevention strategies for your garden.

What exactly qualifies as a garden pest? What pests do you have in your garden? Can pests seriously damage all your plants and if so what should you look for? How can you prevent different pests from coming into your garden in the first place?

On Episode 17, we answer these pest questions and help you understand the basic principals of pest prevention in your garden by explaining IPM, or Integrated Pest Management. You will learn strategies to control the following types of pests:

  • Slugs
  • Moles
  • Weeds (yes, weeds are considered a pest)

This episode is for those of you who are new to pest prevention or who need a refresher course. By the end of this episode, you will know how to prevent and also control different pests in your garden!


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A ladybug on a leaf and caterpillar on a flower stem. One is used as a pest prevention strategy for your garden and the other is a pest.

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Pest Prevention Strategies for Your Garden! 

Learn how to be proactive with your pest management using our 3-step IPM strategy (aka Integrated Pest Management).


Show Notes

“Prune Like a Pro” Cheat Sheet!

“And That’s Good to Know” Segment

Fuchsia Fun Facts

What You’ll Learn:

  • What defines a pest and how you can identify pest activity in your garden.
  • A pest control system used in the industry called IPM, or Integrated Pest Management.
  • How you can implement IPM in your own garden as pest prevention.
  • 5 fun facts about the Fuchsia plant.



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