Much of the pest control in your yard and garden can be by natural means; there are many insects that are more than willing to help. This article will introduce you to three of them and explain ways that they can be beneficial to your gardening success as they prey on the non-beneficial pests.
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.
You can invite an array of bees into your own backyard by simply planting their favorite flowers. By providing nectar and pollen as food and creating shelters in your garden space, you will create new habitats for bees—as their habits have become less and less abundant.
Having a Leyland cypress tree (or two) in your yard can help create a home for your backyard birds. The 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.
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. This article will introduce you to the plants that should make your yard a major hit with the butterflies in your neighborhood.
Not all the critters in your garden are pests. In fact, many creepy-crawling (or flying) things are beneficial to a healthy garden. Learn how to make your garden attractive to beneficial bugs and animals with a few key points below.
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.
Beneficial insects and spiders are useful for keeping harmful insects away from your plants and garden. You can harness the features of helpful bugs by attracting native species or buying them online.
Ladybugs are your friends in the garden. They do no damage, yet eat most of the pesky pests that do! Release some ladybugs and keep your flowers and plants growing beautifully.
Everything you need to know to set up your hummingbird feeder. Simple, easy, and fool-proof.
Feeding the birds can be good for them and entertaining for you. Learn about good bird feeders and making your yard a friendly habitat.
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.
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.
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 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.
Discover three ways to attract the American Goldfinch to your backyard bird feeder, plus view pictures and learn some interesting facts.
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!
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?
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.
If you'd like to host a puddle club party for butterflies in your garden, here are 5 easy ways to attract lots of gorgeous guests.
Ladybugs live all over the world. There are about 5,000 species and over 450 are native to North America. Also called ladybirds, or ladybeetles. They are part of the Coccinellide (scientific name) or beetle family, which means little sphere....
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.
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.
A great way to protect your home from thieves is to grow protective garden plants around the perimeter of your yard to deter the sneaky entry of thieves and burglars.