Ladybugs and ladybug larvae have a large appetite for aphids. A ladybug can eat hundreds of aphids in a single day. Purchase live ladybugs and set them free in your garden at dusk (when they're more likely to settle in for the night and not fly away.) Shake them out on aphid infested plants so they don't even have to search for food, they can just start eating!
We sell live ladybugs and can order other predatory insects for you. Visi
Looking for a summer activity? We invite you to join us every Monday, starting at 11am to create a fairy garden! For $30, you'll get everything you need to get started: container, soil, two plants and an accessory from our incredible display of fairy-sized trinkets. Bring a friend, make it an outing with your kids, or send your babysitter with the kids!
Please all ahead if you're bringing a large group.
It seems like a pretty simple task, but knowing how to properly mow your lawn will help it squeeze out weeds and prevent disease. Here's our tips for mowing correctly:
The heartbreak of gardening is a harsh lesson, but don't give up on your garden! It's still early in the season and there's plenty of time to get new plants in the ground. Our vegetable plants are still inside greenhouses, big and healthy!
Some plant are worth saving, but others are goners. There's no steadfast rule for hail damaged plants, so use your best judgement to decide a plant's fate. Here's a few tips for rejuvenating your garden:
We have a great stock of tomatoes, peppers, melons, squash and more! Replant your garden ASAP and get back on track!
Nature is full of good insects like ladybugs, lacewings and bees. It's important to plant a variety of host plants for these good insects who come to feast on the bad insects (aphids, whiteflies, thrips.) You also need to plant perennials that attract pollinators: bees and hoverflies.
Avoid using pesticides. Many are broad spectrum and will kill the good insects along with the bad. If you wipe out the population of beneficial insects, you're left to fight the pests by yourself. Choose a safer alternative to pesticides, like Bt or spinosad.
Good plants to attract ladybugs and lacewings: