Many of you gardeners may be unaware that your garden isn’t the product of your effort alone. You receive a lot of assistance in the form of beneficial insects. This is why you should construct gardens in a way that invites the good critters. This is what a pollinator garden is all about. We’ll show you how to make your garden attractive to the insects you want on your side.
Beneficial insects can be arranged into three categories:
- Pollinators—includes honeybees and solitary bees that pollinate flowers
- Predators—includes ladybugs, cellar spiders, and soldier bugs that prey on harmful pests
- Parasites—includes a species of aphids that eliminates more harmful aphids by using their bodies as a nursery for their young