Information on landscaping for wildlife, including the importance of home gardening, attracting beneficial insects, gardening for birds, natural landscaping and preventing deer damage. Tips on poisonous plants, rain gardens and bird feeder lessons.
There are numerous insects that can be considered “beneficial.”
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Learn about how to manage precipitation run-off and add to the aesthetic environment by building a suburban rain garden.
Yellow garden spiders are seen in gardens, tall weeds, and sunny areas with bushes and other supporting structures on which they build their large orb webs.
Spiders are beneficial animals that feed on arthropods, including insects. Spiders rarely bite people, and most species found in the world are harmless.
Many ornamental plants can be harmful to horses, dogs and barn cats.
I decided to attract birds to my yard using bird feeders. I tried different feeder styles, food, and locations. Some worked well and some, well, didn’t work.
Birds can be found everywhere – parks, lakes, forests, cities, even your own backyard; however, birds are finding our homes less and less appealing.
More Articles ByJim Sellmer, Ph.D., Gary San Julian, Ph.D., Rick Bates, Ph.D.
There is much frustration toward the prevalence of deer and the damage they cause.
Today suburban landscapes are becoming the lifelines for plants and animals that have lost their native habitat to development. Wildlife is forced to depend upon our human-dominated landscapes for their continued survival.
More Articles ByMargaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.
Homeowners across America are changing the face of the typical American lawn. Learn strategies for the natural landscape homeowner who is looking for neighborly ways to garden for nature.
Beneficial insects are those that consume or parasitize insect pests.
Have you seen this wasp flying over the landscape about 12” above the ground, circling in a mass of its fellow wasps?
Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Echinacea diseases.
Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Goldenrod (Solidago) diseases.