One of the benefits of mulching a garden is pest control
MULCH REDUCES PESTS
Paul Gautschi has popularized wood chip gardening, a no-till gardening technique, that helps pest control. By following organic gardening principles, it is very rare that a negative insect population gets out of control. As Paul states, if you have a healthy vigorous plant, insects should not be a problem.
BEST ORGANIC INSECT CONTROL PRODUCTS
Paul Gautschi uses organic garlic and cayenne peppers thrown in a blender with water and applied via a sprayer bottle to help solve a bad insect infestation. The cool thing is these ingredients can be grown yourself and are safe for use on your vegetables and fruits! Paul also uses colloidal silver to deal with out of control insect infestations like aphids.