Attract Beneficial Insects to Your Garden

For years, well-meaning gardeners routinely maimed, swatted, sprayed, and squished every bug they could get their hands on. However, careful observation of nature and the move to organic practices have shown that encouraging beneficial insects is one way to give Mother Nature a hand. Lets look at three common beneficials, and how to attract them to your garden: Beetles You […]

Controlling Aphids in the garden

Aphids are the irritating insects commonly buzzing in our ears at night or getting in our mouths as we talk. These small sap-sucking insects are very common and very troublesome. There are over 4,000 different species of aphid, 250 which are pests. They originated around 280 million years ago, and scientists have yet to pinpoint their country of origin. Aphids […]

How to Get Rid of Garden Spiders

When you work hard on your garden, the last thing you want to worry about is spiders taking over and destroying the work you’ve put into the landscaping. Certain spiders can cause a lot of damage to a garden, potentially catching and eating pollinating insects or even destroying the plants in your garden as they are trying to grow. Use […]

Six Beneficial Garden Insects

While many insects are considered pests, particularly if they venture inside, there are other insects that are beneficial to gardeners and homeowners. These insects and invertebrates should be encouraged. Their presence will improve garden health and reduce pests. There are three types of beneficial insects that will be talked about: pollinators like bees, predators like spiders, and decomposers like worms. […]

The 7 Most Common Insect Pests You’ll Find in Your Garden

Having a garden at home can be advantageous for anyone. Who wouldn’t want to pick their own fresh fruits or vegetables from their own yard? Or perhaps admire and relax in a garden full of beautiful flowers or ornamental plants? As a gardener, nothing is more infuriating than watching your flora and fauna get eaten and destroyed by little insects […]

Natural Controls for Common Insect Pests in the Garden

There are many different pests that can infest your garden and potentially your home. These range from aphids and caterpillars to ants and even spiders. Some ants are simply a nuisance, others, such as carpenter ants, can eat the wood in your home, effectively undermining the entire structure! If you think you have a pest issue then it’s important to […]

How to Naturally Prevent Garden Pests

When it comes to keeping your garden healthy and vibrant, you need to create a plan for dealing with pests. No matter where you’re gardening, you’re going to come in contact with some unwanted guests. Taking care of these pests quickly is key to protecting your garden from death and disease. You don’t want to use harsh chemicals in your […]

Pest-Free Garden – Is It Possible to Have One?

A pest-free garden is something we all want, but is it really possible? Having the perfect urban landscape may cost you an important amount of money (it depends on what pesticides you’re using and the surface you need to take care of), not to mention the risk they pose for your health. The alternative ways to get in control over […]

Common Gardening Habits That May Attract Termites 

Are you one of the many people who have discovered how relaxing and soothing gardening can be? Horticultural hobbies are enjoyed not only in warmer months, but commonly throughout most of the year. However, while you are planning to create an amazing natural space for yourself and your family, you may be also unwittingly creating an ideal environment for termites. […]

Common Beneficial Insects

Although we focus on the insects that destroy our landscape plants and crops, these undesirable insects give a bad name to virtually all insect species, most of which are beneficial.  These either do no harm, provide food for desirable species such as birds, or attack and kill the pests we don’t want.  Here are ten common beneficial insects that we […]