Sunday, March 21, 2010

Encouraging customers.

This doesn't mean how to encourage customers in my case, but the fact that customers are coming in asking about beneficial insects and what sort of plants to grow for them. This makes me feel that people are really starting to learn the benefits of balancing nature in their gardens to reduce pest populations rather than resorting to an insect spray.
Even though least toxic sprays are pretty safe they can still kill non-target species by accident, so it is better to attract insects and provide habitat to have the good bugs in your garden.
Blue or purple flowered plants are especially good at attract insects, as are plants with many flowers. Australian local species are ideally the best, if you can get them.
Having more bugs also means there will be more bird life. The birds will help to feed your garden!

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