Gardening is nothing if not a labor of love. With all of the time, work, sweat, and money that goes into creating and maintaining a healthy garden, the absolute last thing any gardener wants to see is their beloved plants reduced to mulch by hungry garden pests. It's simply heartbreaking. It doesn't matter if you're trying to grow prize-winning English roses or a squash to put the Great Pumpkin to shame; there's a garden pest out there who would love nothing more than to take your dreams of grandeur and squash them under their tiny feet and squishy bodies. Unfortunately, for gardeners everywhere, there's no one magic spray that will control all different types of garden pests. Every garden pest, from aphids to grubs, requires a different method and substances (chemical and non-chemical) for proper control.
I could tell you that I have a green thumb, but I'd probably be lying. My houseplants are usually hovering somewhere between brown and dead, and I haven't a yard to work (or play) in since I was a kid. This doesn't mean that I don't like gardening, though. Quite the opposite, actually -- I just haven't had a chance to bring my inner gardener out into the sunlight. Let's consider this article a good first step, shall we?