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There are few things more frustrating than finding out that the plants you’ve been tending to all summer have been overrun with insects and aren’t producing any fruit. Perhaps even worse is when you find a trail leading into your pantry where your food has been compromised by a tiny army of ants.

Keeping the pests out of your home and garden is a difficult task made even harder if you want to do it without using harsh chemicals and pesticides. However, there are ways you can effectively keep your food safe. In this article, we’ll show you how.

Protecting your garden from pests

The most important tool you have at your disposal when it comes to protecting your lawn, flowers, and garden from pests is your own vigilance.

In the garden, take note of the condition of your plants’ leaves. Look on the underside of them for small, yellow or brown dots. These are often insect eggs that will soon hatch and result in your plants being devoured before they can produce crops.

As a last-ditch effort to keep the bugs away, you can try spraying your plants with a homemade insecticidal soap spray. These sprays are usually 95% water and then a small amount of  pure castile soap or vinegar. Be sure not to use too much or this can harm your plants or soil.

Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or in the country, there are likely to be some furry creatures who see your garden as a food source. One way to keep many away is by framing the garden with a simple metal wire fence.

If it’s flowers you’re worried about, try planting them in mulch and keeping the leaves dry when possible. This will avoid excess moisture which can cause plant-killing diseases. Using a watering can rather than a hose will help you target the base of the plant and keep the leaves dry.

Keeping the bugs outside

Regardless out whether your home is old or new, you’ll likely someday find yourself with an insect problem. Some are lured in by warmth in the cold seasons, others are seeking a food source.

Let’s begin on the exterior of your home. Check for cracks in your foundation and along doors and windows and seal these cracks up. Next, if there’s a space under your door, install an aluminum door threshold if there is a gap between your door and the floor. While you’re there, make sure the weather stripping on your door is in good condition.

Next, make sure all of the screens in your doors, windows, and other ventilation areas are in good condition. Even the tiniest tear can be enough to let in flies and other insects. 

The final step in keeping the bugs out of your home is to remove what’s luring them there in the first place. Store your food in airtight storage containers within your cabinets. Not only will this keep bugs away, but it can also make organizing food easier, especially things you might not use often, like flour or a large bag of sugar.


Nothing to do but move into this nicely updated town house located in Ledgemere Country close to everything! The first level has a wide open floor plan with a spacious kitchen with updated cabinets, brand new stainless steel appliances, and granite counters. Hardwood flooring throughout the first floor. Kitchen and dining area open wide to a large living room both which have access to your very own deck! An updated half bath rounds out the 1st floor. The 2nd floor has an updated full bathroom and a soaring sky lit foyer which leads to 2 generous size bedrooms. New heating system, New central air, and new water heater! All the windows and sliders have been updated, finished basement with built-ins. New washer and dryer included.

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225 Leland Farm Rd, Ashland, MA 01721

Condo

$309,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Nothing to do but move into this nicely updated town house located in Ledgemere Country close to everything! The first level has a wide open floor plan with a spacious kitchen with updated cabinets, brand new stainless steel appliances, and granite counters. Hardwood flooring throughout the first floor. Kitchen and dining area open wide to a large living room both which have access to your very own deck! An updated half bath rounds out the 1st floor. The 2nd floor has an updated full bathroom and a soaring sky lit foyer which leads to 2 generous size bedrooms. New heating system, New central air, and new water heater! All the windows and sliders have been updated, finished basement with built-ins. New washer and dryer included.
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September 16 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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225 Leland Farm Rd, Ashland, MA 01721

Condo

$309,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Nothing to do but move into this nicely updated town house located in Ledgemere Country close to everything! The first level has a wide open floor plan with a spacious kitchen with updated cabinets, brand new stainless steel appliances, and granite counters. Hardwood flooring throughout the first floor. Kitchen and dining area open wide to a large living room both which have access to your very own deck! An updated half bath rounds out the 1st floor. The 2nd floor has an updated full bathroom and a soaring sky lit foyer which leads to 2 generous size bedrooms. New heating system, New central air, and new water heater! All the windows and sliders have been updated, finished basement with built-ins. New washer and dryer included.
Open House
Sunday
September 16 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 225 Leland Farm Rd, Ashland, MA 01721    Get Directions




This Condo in Ashland, MA recently sold for $530,000. This style home was sold by Craig Morrison - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


67 Braeburn Ln, Ashland, MA 01721

Condo

$530,000
Price
$530,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
All you need to do is pack your bags and move right in!! This like new beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath condo in Cookingham Greene is move in ready! The open floor plan includes great room with cathedral ceiling, beautiful hardwood floors, gas fireplace, and slider that opens to sunroom that overlooks the tranquil private setting. Kitchen, which boasts maple cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, leads to large eat in area with bay window. First floor master with two large walk in closets and private master bath with double sinks, jacuzzi tub, and large shower stall. Office on the first floor with hardwood could also be used as dining room or den. The second floor has a second bedroom and full bathroom and a large open area for den or office. Storage is not an issue with this large basement with a walkout to the lovely backyard. Truly a beautiful unit and setting! A must see!

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