Organic Practices to Help your Garden Thrive

While some insects are considered pests, did you know that many species can actually play an integral role in keeping your garden healthy? Help your plants flourish with these organic farming tips for attracting the right visitors.

Bees
These pollinators help preserve our environment by spreading pollen and seeds, assisting with the production of many types of nuts, berries and fruit. They also support the growth of trees, flowers and other plants.

What to Plant:

  • Bee Balms
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Borage
  • Lavender
  • Sunflower

 

Butterflies
Searching for nectar, these beautiful insects help pollinate flowers to ensure seeds for future generations.

What to Plant:

  • Alyssum
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Cosmos
  • Larkspur
  • Sage
  • Verbena

 

Ladybugs
These beneficial bugs help control aphids, mealybugs and other insects that may harm your garden.

What to Plant:

  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Tansy
  • Wild Celery
  • Yarrow

 

Mantis
While they may look a little intimidating, these insects are known for keeping a myriad of damaging insects at bay – feeding on everything from flies, to moths, to mosquitos.

What to Plant:

  • Blackthorn
  • Lady’s Mantle
  • Meadowsweet
  • Red Raspberries
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