While you are busy creating your beautiful garden you'll want to keep the ugly bugs away and let the mice know that they aren't welcome. Chemical pesticides should always be considered as a last resort especially when there are home remedies that you can use to keep the insects and small rodents at bay.
Composting suggestions when you're fighting bugs
If you already have a pest control problem you won't want to compost any leaves that may be diseased. Throw them right away to avoid spreading. Always make sure that your compost pile is covered up during the warmer months so that small critters don't get the idea to visit your backyard for their meals.
The old-fashioned way
If you haven't been hit by a barrage of insects and only see one or two making their way…