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
Do praying mantises eat ladybugs? Is that helpful to a garden? Answer these questions and 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 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.
Tips and Tricks for Attracting Birds to Your Yard
During the fall and winter months, it’s easy for gardeners to be discouraged by the lack of life in the garden. But these dismal months are a great time to invest interest in birds. Here's how to encourage them to visit your yard.
How to Encourage Butterflies to Visit Your Garden
Healthy gardens feature plants and creatures alike. Not only are butterflies fun to look at, but they also beneficial to your garden by helping to pollinate flowers. Here are a few simple things you can do to encourage these creatures 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.
Using Natural Predators for Garden Pest Control
It's frustrating whenever insects devour the plants in your garden. Thankfully, some of these pests have natural predators. Find out how you can introduce them to your garden before deploying the bug spray.
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. Choose the right birdseed and feeder, plant natural food sources, and make it a safe habit for these flying wonders if you want them in your garden.
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!
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 set up and place your first swarm trap and capture a colony of free honey bees.
Common Midwestern Garden Insects: Bumblebees to Viceroys
There is a vibrant culture of insects right in your backyard! Let's explore some interesting insects in your Midwestern garden!
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 should you do if your worms have decided to make a break for it? I cover six proven tips to prevent your worms from escaping.
Ten Beautiful Oklahoma Butterfly 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.
How to Make Bird Feeders From Recycled Plastic Bottles
Bird watching is enjoyed by the young and old. Enhance your bird watching experience by crafting this easy-to-make bird feeder using recycled plastic containers!