Soon, spring will be upon us, and now is a good time to start thinking about preparing your garden for planting. Most gardeners know that insects and other pests can completely ruin a garden. But, proper prevention can keep many plant-killing pests from ever entering your garden in the first place. Here are a few pest prevention techniques to consider, so that you can have a healthy and fruitful garden this year.

Remove Unnecessary Plants

The more plant life surrounding your garden, the more likely it is that pests will creep in and consume your vegetables. If you have bushes, trees, and other non-producing plants in and around your garden, consider removing them. Pests often make their homes in tree trunks, bushes, and undergrowth--and if those homes are close to your garden, then your vegetables make a convenient snack.

So, look into hiring a tree removal company in Dacula sooner rather than later if you need help removing these plants. It can take a bit of time, and you want them out of the way before it's time to start planting.

Encourage Beneficial Bugs

Not all bugs are bad for your garden. In fact, many insects can help keep vegetable-eating insects out of your garden. A few beneficial bugs you'll want to encourage in your garden include the following:

·         Ladybugs

·         Lacewings

·         Damsel bugs

·         Minute pirate bugs

Do some research to see which plants you'll want to include in your garden to attract these helpful bugs.

Pick the Right Plants

When choosing which plants to put in your garden this year, consider which ones are more prone to pest problems. While you'll obviously make some decisions based on the vegetables you want to harvest, you should also consider which pests you most often battle. For example, if squash bugs are constantly invading your garden, consider growing butternut or royal acorn squash, as they are the most resistant to these insects.

By looking for a tree removal service in Dacula to remove unnecessary plants, encouraging beneficial bugs, and picking the most bug-resistant plants for your garden, you'll have a healthier garden and more fruitful yield this year.