There are many insects that wonder throughout your herb garden and some are very beneficial to the health of your plants and herbs. Along with the beneficial insects that feed on the herbs in your garden, there are also bad insects like aphids that can destroy your herb garden. Aphids are very bad insects and they multiply so quickly that without doing something about it your herb garden will be destroyed. There are many different ways to control aphids in your herb garden but here are the best solutions to get rid of those horrible aphids.
One way you can get rid of aphids in your herb garden is to use a lemon soap solution. Aphids hate the scent of lemon so you want to get a bottle of lemon scented dishwashing liquid which you can find at your local grocery store for a couple dollars. Mix four ounces of the lemon soap with one gallon of water and then spray on your herb garden. You should spray the lemon soap solution on any plants in your herb garden that are infected with the aphids and all other surrounding herbs in your garden to prevent infestation.
Ladybugs are also a great way to control the aphid population in your herb garden. Ladybugs are very beneficial to your garden and will lay eggs on the herbal plants that aphids are known to infest which will kill the aphids off. Adult ladybugs will consume a very large number of aphids throughout their lifetime and are a great natural solution to aphid infestations within herb gardens. If you do not see ladybugs in your herb garden do not worry, they will show up in your herb garden soon enough. This is a great natural way to get rid of aphids in your herb garden and since the ladybugs eat the aphids and they are also very beneficial to your garden and the herbs in it.
If you want to control the aphids in your herb garden you might also consider planting a few plants known to be unattractive to aphids. If you plant some lavender, chives and tansy it will detract aphids away from your plants in your herb garden. Just buy two of each type of plant and plant them in your herb garden and you can buy the plants at your local home improvement store or plant store. These plants will only cost you about ten dollars for each type of plant and is a great way to help control aphids in your herb garden naturally.
You can also boil two tablespoons of coriander and mix it with 200 milliliters of water. You can get coriander at your local plant store for about five dollars. Then all you would need to do is spray the solution on the plants infected with aphids to help control their population. This is another very safe and effective way at controlling aphids in your herb garden without using pesticides or other harmful chemicals that might damage the good insects in your herb garden.