Monday, June 29, 2015

Oil Spray For Your Garden Pest Control

Can you believe it...June is already over. I can't believe how fast the summers go! Up here in the north country we have had our longest day with the most sun and now are heading back down into the dark of December. :( :(  For a few weeks we will only loose a few seconds a day, but then in a couple of months we will be loosing 5 minutes a day. Boo!Hoo!

Enough of that depressing stuff...your gardens should really be going good by now. My flowers are looking pretty good this year I may say so myself. Unfortunately, with gardens along comes the garden pest. Yuck.

So with that is another recipe for a spray that is made from an oil to control those pesky garden pests.....

bug spray

What you will need:

Neem oil - 1 ounce

Water - 1 gallon

Dish soap - 4 to 6 drops

How to make it:

Mix Neem oil, water and dish soap together in a spray container, stir or shake well. As a preventative, spray the Neem oil solution on the ground after you have planted the seeds, but once the plants have emerged and are growing spray the oil solution on and around the plants every month. To prevent leaf burns do not apply the solution to the plants until after sunset or while grown lights are on .

Sounds easy peasy to me. I don't have many garden pests up here....the biggest pests I have are all the little baby birds that just LOVEEEEEE my flowers and love to peck at them all the time. I can't have any small little flowers as the babies just peck them to death so I have to just have pansies and petunias. LOL! :)  That is ok because I love all my little baby birds. :)

So get that spray going for all those pests and happy gardening!

Have a great day!

Colleen :)

Friday, June 5, 2015

Spray For Repelling Spiders

The flowers are blooming and the gardens are growing and what does that mean for you.....spiders are a comin.....:) My husband and I are trying to do more natural means in our healthcare and I have starting to use some essential oils. In my research of essential oils I have been surprised on the other ways that essential oils can be used. They seem to be great for cleaning and repelling all those little irritants.....bugs and spiders. 

This is a spray that I read about that uses peppermint oil. It calls for 50 drops so I don't think you would want to use Do Terra oils, but I am sure you can find a less expensive one. :)

spider spray

What you will need:

4 oz aluminum or glass spray bottle...(never use plastic!)

Pure peppermint essential oil - 50 drops

4 oz of distilled water

How to make it:

Mix all together in the empty spray bottle, shake well and spray around the window and door frames every two weeks, or more often if needed. Peppermint spray is also safe to use on your clothes and linens and does not leave any stain. Always check for staining in a small hidden area before spraying the whole item or area to be sure.  

Give this try and see if it works. I don't have very many spiders up here so I may not be able to use this one, but I do get lots of mosquito's! LOL! Hey....better see if there is an oil for mosquito's...I will check it out and let you know. :)

Enjoy your day!

Colleen :)

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