Best Late-Blooming Flowers for Bees and Butterflies
These late-blooming flowers will help draw bees and butterflies to your garden long after most other blooms have faded.
How to Turn Your Own Backyard Into a Certified Wildlife Habitat
Do you love wildlife? Consider turning your own backyard into a Certified Wildlife Habitat recognized by the National Wildlife Federation.
How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden With Fruit
A few simple materials and some overripe fruit are all you need to start attracting more butterflies to your garden!
3 Beneficial Insects and How to Attract Them to Your Yard
Let nature handle pest control in your yard and garden—there are many insects that are more than willing to help. Learn how spiders, praying mantises, and ladybugs can be beneficial to your garden.
The 10 Best Bugs for Your Garden
This article explores the ten most beneficial bugs for your garden. It focuses primarily on insects known to consume common garden pests such as aphids and mites. Introducing beneficial bugs to your garden is important as it allows gardeners to avoid harmful pesticides and insecticides.
Create a Safe Haven for Your Backyard Birds by Planting a Leyland Cypress Tree
Leyland cypress trees are dense and provide cover from predators and a shield against the inclement weather elements. Our Leyland cypress has been a blessing for our birds who quickly fly to it when threatened.
How to Design a Garden That Will Attract Butterflies
If you love butterflies and would love to have more of them visit your yard, you have to plant the flowers, herbs, vines, shrubs, and trees that they love, such as petunias and marigolds.
How to Encourage Butterflies to Visit Your Garden
Everyone loves to observe a butterfly fluttering through the air. Not only are they typically beautiful, but the critters are beneficial in the garden as well because they pollinate flowers. Here are a few simple things you can do to encourage butterflies to visit your garden.
How to Use a Bird Feeder to Attract Birds to a Winter Garden
Feed birds during the cold winter months by hanging feeders full of their favorite seeds. Learn how to make an easy pinecone feeder too!
Beneficial Insects and Spiders That Help Your Garden
Beneficial insects and spiders are useful for keeping harmful insects away from your plants and garden. Harness helpful bugs by attracting native species or buying them online.
Good vs. Bad Ladybugs in Your Garden: How to Tell the Difference
Ladybugs do not damage your garden—rather, they eat most of the pesky pests that do! Release some ladybugs to protect your flowers and plants.
A Simple Guide to Setting up Your Hummingbird Feeder
Everything you need to know to set up your hummingbird feeder. Simple, easy, and fool-proof.
Bird Feeders and an Inviting Habitat Bring Avian Friends to the Garden
Feeding the birds can be good for them and entertaining for you. Learn about good bird feeders and making your yard a friendly habitat.
Discover Natural Pest Control for Gardens Using Predators
Gardening can be frustrating when you see your plants eaten by insects. Before you reach for the bug spray, find out how you can introduce natural predators to help you in the fight against pests.
An Invasion of Barklice Is Lucky and Just Like Having Ladybugs!
Barklice are good guys. If you see barklice webbing on your trees, you can rest assured that your trees will benefit from their visit. Ladybugs are also beneficial garden insects.
How to Prevent Bees From Absconding or Leaving Your Hive
Practicing apiculture? Well, learn how to stop honey bees from leaving your hive. Learn why bees abandon or leave your hive and see the best bee absconding and swarming prevention methods.
Why Do Bees Leave Your Hive? 16 Reasons for Bee Absconding
Why did my bees leave the hive? Well, read on to learn why bees abscond. See the causes of bee absconding and reasons why bees fly away from your hive, leaving an empty beehive.
How to Attract Goldfinches to Your Backyard Feeder
Discover three ways to attract the American Goldfinch to your backyard bird feeder, plus view pictures and learn some interesting facts.
How to Build a Backyard Bird Sanctuary and Wildlife Habitat
Learn some easy ways you can turn your garden or yard into a bird-friendly habitat and design a beautiful backyard sanctuary for songbirds. Create an environment with the proper feeders, water sources, and vegetation that beautiful songbirds will visit often!
What Is Killing the Honey Bees? Colony Collapse Disorder
Honey bees are very important to food resources because they pollinate many crops. Beekeepers are seeing massive die-offs. What is killing our honey bees?
How to Set Up and Place a Swarm Trap for Honey Bees
Ready to catch your first swarm of honey bees? Follow these step-by-step instructions to capture a colony of free honey bees.
Labor of Love: An Interview With Lifelong Beekeepers
The life of a beekeeper is filled with hard work, but also a lot of personal satisfaction. Do you have what it takes to be a beekeeper? Two beekeepers explain what it is like to keep bees.
How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden With a Puddle Club Party
If you'd like to host a puddle club party for butterflies in your garden, here are five easy ways to attract lots of gorgeous guests.
What to Do If Your Vermicomposting Worms Are Trying to Escape
What to do if your worms have decided to make a break for it? I cover six proven tips to prevent your worms from escaping.
Butterflies of Oklahoma: Ten Beautiful Species and How to Attract Them
Oklahoma is home to a wide variety of butterflies. Here are ten of the prettiest Oklahoma butterflies, with tips for attracting them to your yard and garden.