Attracting Beneficial Bugs to your Garden

Attracting Beneficial Bugs to your Garden

A Natural Approach to Pest Control

Book - 2014
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It may seem counterintuitive to want bugs in a garden, but insects are indeed valuable garden companions. Especially those species known for eating the bugs that eat plants. Assassin bugs, damsel bugs, and predatory stink bugs are all carnivores that devour the bugs that dine on a garden. Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden is a book about bugs and plants, and how to create a garden that benefits from both. In addition to information on companion planting and commercial options for purchasing bugs, there are 19 detailed bug profiles and 39 plant profiles. The bug profiles include a description, a photograph for identification, an explanation of what they do for the garden, and the methods gardeners can use to attract them. The plant profiles highlight the best plants for attracting beneficial bugs and offer detailed information on size, care requirements, zone information, and bloom time. Design plans show gardeners how to design a border specifically for the bugs. This complete, hands-on guide is for anyone looking for a new, natural, and sustainable way to control pests.
Publisher: Portland : London : Timber Press, c2014
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 240 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781604693881
1604693886
Branch Call Number: 635.92 Wall

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Jul 28, 2016

Excellent overview of beneficial garden insects: the varieties, functionality over different growth stages, native plant attraction, life cycles, and recommended setup of insectory borders. Large index of native plants, most with climate zone ranges. Good macro pictures of subject insects engaged in various activities. Enjoyed reading!

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