Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bedtime for our Buggy Friends

Yes, there is a thing as too tidy in the garden. Beneficial insects need a place to overwinter which means leaving a little litter in the yard. Here are some ideas for providing shelter.

It doesn't have to be fancy. Pile up some organic debris, leaves and twigs at the edge of the garden. Add some bark pieces and a small pile of logs. This will provide a place for eggs, pupae and even adults to ride out the winter. Mulches and ground cover are also favoured spots.

If you want to have some fun with it you can get a little more creative.

This is a good site for information and DIY

and for inspiration try this one

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