As spring approaches, many of us are eagerly anticipating the chance to spend more time outdoors, tending to our gardens and enjoying the warmer weather. However, with the arrival of spring also comes the risk of pest infestations that can wreak havoc on our carefully cultivated green spaces. These essential tips for preparing your garden can help you prevent pest infestations this spring:

1. Clear Away Debris
Start by clearing away any debris or dead vegetation that may have accumulated over the winter months. Piles of leaves, branches, and other organic matter can provide hiding spots for pests and create an ideal breeding ground for insects.

2. Prune Overgrowths
Trim back any overgrown shrubs or trees to reduce hiding places for pests and improve airflow within your garden. Be sure to dispose of any pruned branches or foliage properly to prevent them from becoming a breeding ground for pests.

3. Inspect for Signs of Pests
Take the time to inspect your garden for signs of pest activity, such as chewed leaves, holes in foliage, or visible pests themselves. Early detection is key to preventing pest infestations from spreading and causing damage to your plants.

4. Maintain Good Garden Hygiene
Practice good garden hygiene by regularly removing weeds, fallen fruit, and other debris that may attract pests. Keep your garden clean and tidy to minimize the risk of infestations and create a healthy environment for your plants to thrive.

By following these simple tips for preparing your garden for spring, you can help to prevent pest infestations and ensure that your green space remains healthy and vibrant throughout the season. If you find yourself in need of help, contact us today! We service the greater Capital District area including Albany Schenectady Saratoga and Rensselaer counties.