As my awareness of beneficial insects has grown, I find that it is getting easier to farm. It has become my second nature to consider and provide a place for them to live, eat, and raise a family year round. This practice is not only the right thing to do for the future of all, but it totally impacts my business bottom line for the good.
Attracting beneficial insects to your garden is easy once you follow some basic guidelines. With a few management techniques, you will have the good bugs flying into your garden to help you out.
Tired of pests? Here are five tips for knocking ‘em back without resorting to pesticides and toxic chemicals.
There are many logical reasons for adding flowers to your vegetable garden: attracting beneficials, crop diversity, companion-planting, barriers and healthy soil. But perhaps their beauty does not need to be rationalized at all!
Ira Wallace inspires us to create flowering, native plant habitat in our gardens. Learn how to identify plants that are 'user-friendly' to the bugs that help keep our gardens healthy.
Maddy Harland explains how to make light work of establishing the ground layer in a forest garden, create a wildlife habitat and control pests all at the same time.
Readers report on the types of flowers they grow to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects.
Find out what your options are for getting orange Asian lady beetles out of your house.
The 2008 fall monarch migration is underway, with better resources than ever for tracking the progress of these miraculous butterflies.
Suddenly it seems like spiders are everywhere, which makes many people uneasy. Fear not! Autumn's awesome arachnids can be fun to watch and easy to capture using no-touch methods.
Forget pesticides or kerosene. Instead, smother badly placed yellow jacket nests with a translucent cover.
Learn how to encourage good pollinators when growing plants under row covers to keep out the bad bugs.