Which Insects to Buy For Your Garden

Ladybug

They let 72,000 ladybugs loose in the Mall of America! That was a pretty good idea. We let about 300 loose in our own backyard last weekend. After all, insects are an inevitable presence in any garden. Some are beneficial insects that will protect crops. A successful garden is a place where the harmful and … Read more

The Best Way to Attract Wildlife To Your Garden

Frog and butterfly

Gardens are great places to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature. Whether you enjoy getting your hands dirty or just taking in the loveliness, your garden is a place where you love to spend your time. While some animals like rabbits and groundhogs are unwelcome pests in your sanctuary, others are welcome guests. Birds, … Read more

3 Ways to Attract Bees to Your Garden

Honeybee

In this article we cover 3 easy ways to bring bees into your garden: food, water and shelter. While it may not always seem like it, there are a lot of perks to having honey bees buzzing around your garden. They act as pollinators, bringing your entire yard to life, and of course, they make … Read more

How to Create Butterfly Garden: 5 Step Plan

how to create butterfly garden

In this article, we show you how to create butterfly garden in your own backyard! Who doesn’t love butterflies? Butterflies are some of the most gorgeous and unique creatures that inhabit the earth, and having them fluttering around your yard is a beautiful sight to behold. I simply love butterflies and the beauty they can … Read more

How to Attract Hummingbirds in Your Garden

hummingbirds

Every year, in late August, hummingbirds start their migration. It is sad to see them go, but we can welcome these other valuable garden companions. Never mind the charm of these slight birds that weigh less than a nickel. They are also very important to gardens as both insect predators and pollinators. And this is … Read more

Invite Birds to Your Garden

garden birds

Our feathered friends bring beauty, movement, color, and sweet chirps of music to any garden or yard. But they also provide the additional and functional benefit of controlling the destructive insect population. They love to feast on many of the pesky pests that can invade garden flowers and plants. You already have some birds visiting … Read more

6 Insects You Want In Your Garden!

beneficial insects garden

Many gardeners use chemicals to get all the pests away from their growing fruits and vegetables. It is true that there are probably some Aphids, mealybugs, and other pests preying on and damaging your produce and flowers. Yet, there are also some good bugs there too that help protect your flowers and vegetables from those … Read more

Bats In Your Garden? That’s A Good Thing!

bats

Those creepy looking creatures that you see flying in the night are not looking to suck your blood. Actually, they are looking for food and will happily eat every insect in sight. What a concept. A night worker who can keep the peace in your garden can really be beneficial to you. I had no … Read more

Bugs That Are Beneficial To Your Garden

Green Lacewing

When you think of bugs, you usually think “pest.” When you think of bugs in your garden, you usually think “unwelcome” or “destructive.” And you’re right … sometimes. Caterpillars, beetles, aphids, mites, slugs, and insect eggs are all quite harmful to gardens, but there are several bugs that actually benefit your garden, working as little … Read more

Wildlife That Helps Your Garden

There are many forms of garden wildlife that can help your plants thrive. Butterflies are pollinators Butterflies are a beautiful addition to any backyard.  As a bonus, they will pollinate the flowers in your garden.  The only problem with butterflies is they will lay their eggs on plants, and their larvae (caterpillars) will eat the … Read more