Garden Tips and Tricks to make gardening easier Below you will find 28 Garden Tips and Tricks to make your gardening easier, as well as DIY tricks to help with gardening chores. Garden Chores 1) Turn a long-handled tool
TRUE BUGS True Bugs or Hemiptera are an order of insects comprising some 50,000 to 80,000 species of groups. They include such species as cicades, aphids, plant hoppers, leaf hoppers, and shield bugs. They range in size from 1 mm to
INSECTS AT OR BELOW GROUND
INSECTS AT OR BELOW GROUND Many insect, such as ants and termites live below ground in colonies, and many others, such as bubble bees and beetle larvae spend at least some of their lives underground. Below we will discuss some
BORERS Borers are among the most destructive pests in the garden, hiding under bark, attacking edibles, ornamental plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. Boring into the plant leaves and stems, or roots. They destroy water and sap-conducting tissues within the plants.
BEETLE (Coleoptera) Beetles are the most common type of insect. They can be found everywhere and are often mistaken for other insects such as true bugs. Beetles differ from other flying insects because of their wings. The first set of
PEST INSECTS AND BUGS
PEST INSECTS AND BUGS A pest insect or bug is one that is detrimental, invasive, troublesome, or causes a nuisance to other plants and animals. Pest insects and bugs are not welcome in your garden, they are the ones you
GRASSHOPPERS IN THE GARDEN
Grasshopper (Acridomorpha) Belonging to the suborder Caelifera, grasshoppers are among what is probably the most ancient living group of chewing herbivorous insects. Dating back to the early Triassic period around 250 million years ago. Although there are almost 9000 different
CATERPILLARS IN THE GARDEN
Caterpillars in the Garden Caterpillars that you find in the garden are the larval stage of members of the order Lepidoptera (butterflies or moths). Below, you will find out about six different caterpillars, learn how to spot them, and what
BENEFICIAL GARDEN INSECTS AND BUGS
BENEFICIAL GARDEN INSECTS AND BUGS Beneficial garden insects and bugs are helpful insects you want to welcome into your garden. They can be any number of species of insects, with one thing in common, they benefit your plants with pollination
WHAT IS COMPANION PLANTING?
What is companion planting? It is the planting of different plants close to each other so that they enhance each other’s growth and protect each other from pests. Companion Planting Why do I need to know about companion planting? When