Many people are easily creeped out by insects, but gardeners are one group of people that likely appreciate their services. Of course there are plenty of plant-destroying insect pests, but these destructive insects can be eradicated from gardens in a variety of different ways. But without insects, there would be no gardens. Many people want to know how to attract more pollinating insects to their property. This includes people who have one single garden of flowers, as well farmers with large landscapes. Luckily, there are several easy ways to attract more beneficial bugs to your garden without also inviting devastating bugs.
For starters planting more native plants within your landscape attracts more beneficial insects, such as pollinators. Native plants attract a greater diversity of insect pollinators. When choosing which flowers to plant in your garden, make sure to choose flowers that bloom at different times of year. Choosing flowers with bloom periods in between spring and fall will certainly bring a greater diversity of pollinating insects to your landscape. Be sure to choose a variety of flowers that all have different colors, and shapes. During the year the abundance of pollinating insects changes. During some months you may see pollinating insects that will be replaced by other pollinating insects the next month. For example, woody plants attract early pollinators that are active during the early spring. However, the late summer months see the greatest amount of different mature insect pollinators. This is why it is particularly important to plant late blooming flowers. Asters and goldenrods are two popular late blooming flowering plants. It could also be beneficial to change the way you care for your lawn. Most people try hard to remove as many weeds, and other unsightly plants as they can. This is understandable, as everybody wants a handsome lawn, but a lawn with no plant life other than grass does not attract many insect pollinators.