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5 Steps to Attracting Beneficial Animals to Your Garden

If you are a gardening expert then you probably know that not all of the animals and bugs in your garden are bad for your plants. Some of them are even beneficial and help your plants grow better. Here you can find 5 steps that you need to take in order to attract beneficial animals to your garden.

Step 1: Make sure that you know which animals are beneficial to your garden

Before doing anything else, you need to find more information about the animals that are good for your plants. You can read some books or search online. You need to know which animals are good and which are just pests.

Some of the animals that are good to your garden are:

  • Bees
  • Earthworms
  • Birds
  • Ladybugs
  • Spiders
  • Bats
  • Cats
  • Frogs
  • Lizards

You might be surprised to see bats and cats in this category but they are really effective in scaring away other animals before they eat your plants.

Animals that are bad for your garden include:

  • Mice
  • Rabbits
  • Deer
  • Flies
  • Aphids
  • Moles
  • Mosquitoes

They are more likely to destroy your garden by eating your plants. You need to try to remove them from your garden but keep in mind that they are an essential part of the web of life. They can be beneficial in other environment.

Step 2: Try to attract birds in your garden

Birds can be beneficial to your garden as they eat insects. Planting some flowers that will attract them to your backyard is a good idea. To attract more birds you can build a shelter for them in your garden. You can place bird boxes on the trees. In this way you will make garden maintenance easier in the long run

Step 3: Try to attract bees

Bees are the best pollinators. They will help your plants grow strong and healthy. You need to have flowers in your garden if you want to attract these beneficial insects. The plants should be native to your region. If you are not sure, you can ask a professional gardener what plants are native to your area. Or go into a gardening store in your region and ask them about the right seeds you need to buy.

Step 4: Try to attract lady bugs and butterflies

Lady bugs are well known for being good for plants. They eat aphids and pest eggs. Usually aphids are the worst enemy of roses. You might need to attract a few ladybugs there. Plant yarrows in your garden as ladybugs really like them.

Butterflies will make your garden more alive. They are so beautiful and delicate. They are also great pollinators for your plants.

Step 5: Try to attract frogs and lizards

Frogs and lizards are also friendly to your garden as they eat insects and their larvae. You can make a pond to attract frogs. Add large rocks to your garden too because lizards like to have a place to hide from the sun.

Your garden needs to be a great place for friendly animals like the ones you just read about. They can be very beneficial to your plants and protect them from different pests. You can ask a professional gardener about the best plants you can add to your garden in order to make it a favourite place for bees, lady bugs, butterflies and other beneficial animals and insects. Your plants can be healthier and stronger with their help. Garden care will be as easy as child’s play if you have all these animals in your backyard.



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Finger Lakes Getaway

217 Eastern Hghts Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850

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