Wasps – Friend or Foe?
Wasps are often regarded as the terror of the landscape. Now that summer has officially arrived, and the 4th of July is over, gardeners are spending less time outdoors, and more time resting. But when they are outdoors, they do not want to be bothered by wasps. However, this is also the time when our […]
Dragonflies and Damselflies as Mosquito Control
Attracting beneficials like dragonflies and damselflies to the garden is not as hard as you might think. But there are many factors that we need to look at. What is the difference between dragonflies and damselflies? What is the life cycle of mosquitoes? Should I just spray for mosquitoes? Do I need to put in […]
Beneficial Insects – An Introduction
Beneficial insects are garden friends who help us out when we are not aware of them. Most of the time, insects are out in the garden, eating pests before we see anything bad happening. Having a guide to look at when you are trying to identify insects in the garden is important. Knowing which insect […]
Beautiful Beneficials: Crab Spiders
Spiders…Yikes! When I was a child I became terrified of spiders after having one run down my face in the bathtub. Still gives me the creeps. However, I have come to not fear spiders so much and revel in their existence more. In the house, they still bother me, I usually end up killing them […]