Check and Deal with Slugs and Snails on Your Balcony
With the season, come the slugs and snails! And while they might not be harmful to you, these can kill large plants, destroy your edible patch before it is ready to be harvested and ruin your balcony garden. So make sure you deal with these pests accordingly.
In order to stop the slugs and snails from damaging your balcony garden, it is best to create a DIY trap to catch them. Use an empty yoghurt container with its lid on and holes cut into the sides for pests to get inside. Add some dry bait for the slugs and snails so that they crawl into the container. If your balcony is particularly windy, skewer the container on a stick so that it does not fly away in the wind. Replace the bait as required.
Protect your Container Garden from Pests and Diseases
With the seasonal weather changes, your plants are at risk of pests and diseases. In order to avoid problems later, we recommend using a fine Enviromesh barrier to protect your plants from various pests like moths, carrot root fly, caterpillars and birds.
Weed Out Your Containers
Spring also brings with it weeds, which will love your containers, growing all over them. Weeds can hamper the growth of the plants you plan to put in containers. It is best to get rid of such weeds early on as they are easier to remove when they are just starting to send out shoots and the soil is still moist. Leaving the weeds in place will result in them multiplying prolifically throughout the rest of the year, damaging the plants you cultivate in your containers.