Neem oil can be one a most powerful ally one for the home and garden. It is everything a gardener needs in an insecticide. It’s safe for humans, pets and wildlife, and effective against a wide variety of pests, bacteria, and fungus.
Here are some of the uses of neem oil in your home and garden:
Prevent Fungus and Mildews
Use neem oil foliage spray to prevent powdery mildew, rusts, root rot, black spot and sooty mold. Apply a 1% solution of neem oil to plant foliage.
Discourage and Kill Insects
Use neem oil as a soil drench to get rid of bugs. The plant absorbs the neem oil and kills or interrupts the life cycle of pests that feed on it.
Repel Garden Pests A Neem oil foliage spray repels spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, sting bugs, scale, whiteflies, snails, mosquitoes, leafminers, locusts, cabbage worms, gnats, Japanese beetle, cockroaches, moths, flies, termites, and over 200 other species of garden pests. Cabbage worm control is easy with this simple remedy.
Repel A Wide Variety Of Insects Including Cockroaches, Silverfish and More. Use neem oil to paint a thin line around your doorways and windows to help repel a wide variety of insects. Soak cotton balls with neem oil and tuck them into the backs of cabinets, under appliances and into other out-of-the-way places to repel cockroaches, ants, silverfish and other unwanted pests.
A few drops in cleaning products can help to prevent mould and mildew.
To control insects, mould and fungal issues with house and garden plants mix two teaspoons of neem per gallon of water with a few drops of washing up liquid to allow the Neem oil to mix into the water. This solution can then be sprayed onto plants to end current attacks and to protect them.
Neem Oil Use In The Garden An Excellent All-Natural Insecticide and treats Fungal Infestations In Your Yard And Garden. This product is very useful for treating problems such as: Black Spot, Sooty Mold, Root Rot, Powdery Mildew
How to Use Neem Oil Foliar Spray for Houseplants or in the Garden
Before spraying test a small area on the plant with diluted neem oil and wait 24 hours. If the plant shows no damage, continue with spraying. Apply neem oil in the evening to healthy plants that show no signs of stress, drought, or overwatering.
NOTE: Beware that a neem oil insecticide can also kill beneficial insects. Pennsylvania State University suggests using neem oil for lawn grub worm control. Another study showed combining Neem with diatomaceous earth gave the best control of aphids on artichokes.
Repel Fleas And Ticks With Neem Oil:
Add a few drops of neem oil to your dog’s shampoo to kill and repel fleas and ticks. You can also create an all-natural flea spray by combining a dozen drops of neem oil, half-a-dozen drops of dish soap and a cup of warm water. Don’t make too much at once. You should use it up within a couple of days while the neem scent is still strong.
These are just some ways on how neem oil can assist your home, garden and even pets.
What is your experience with neem oil? We love to hear from you.
Sources: - healthline.com/health/neem-oil-for-skin#side-effects
- zatural.com/blogs/blog/15-benefits-of-neem-oil - tipsbulletin.com/39-fascinating-uses-and-benefits-of-neem-oil/
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