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Protect Plants With Good Garden Hygiene and Natural Pest Control

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Protect Plants With Good Garden Hygiene and Natural Pest Control

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Keeping your garden plants and grounds around your establishment presentable for visitors, clients and staff has a number of advantages. Not only will you and your employees have beautiful gardens to enjoy, but potential clients will get the best first impression of your company too.

At Julius Rutherfoord we offer a range of commercial cleaning services in London, including our own grounds maintenance team who will ensure the exterior of your property is kept as clean and as beautiful as the inside. With this in mind, we thought we’d offer several simple natural solutions to keep your garden pest-free!

Clever Planting: Organic Garden Pest Control & Prevention

Garden pests such as slugs, snails and critters can be a nightmare for garden plants! It’s not just these animals that can be a nuisance in gardens however, as diseases can affect plants too. Fortunately, your plants can be protected with a little preparation and research! You can do this with:

Companion Planting

Companion planting in gardening and agriculture is the process of planting different plants which benefit each other together. Although there is limited scientific research surrounding this practise, many people find that this gardening technique can discourage harmful pests from invading their garden. Here are just a few plants to get you started:

  • Marigolds – Not only are these bright summer flowers certain to lift staff and visitor spirits when they enter your grounds, they also repel pests and prevent nematodes if planted throughout your garden.

  • Basil – Basil will give your grounds a brilliant aroma and ward off bugs too!

  • Sunflowers – These tall flowers are good a trap crop (a crop which is used to attract insect pests away from other nearby crops), and make great companions!

  • Nasturtiums – Not just edible, these flowers will also help to protect other plants too.

Organic Pest Control Options

  • Try to avoid monocultures (the practice of planting the same variety of crop en masse or in rows); this practice makes the spread of disease far too easy.

  • Encourage wildlife that will control garden pests naturally – By growing plants and flowers that will attract certain birds and insects, such as bees, song thrushes and hoverflies, they will benefit your garden by eating pests such as slugs and snails.

  • Try planting strongly scented herbs throughout your garden which will repel pests.

Contact Julius Rutherfoord For Commercial Cleaning Services in London

We offer a range of commercial cleaning services for London here at Julius Rutherfoord, all designed to offer you the best service possible. Whether it’s ground maintenance or general office cleaning, you can contact our customer service team for more information. Please don’t hesitate to call us on 020 7819 6700, or email

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