Attracting Beneficial Insects

Attracting Beneficial Insects

Attracting Beneficial Insects

Good Bugs for the Garden
beneficial insects pollinating plants
Attracting Pollinators
Pollinators play an important role in our ecosystem and in the habitat of your backyard garden. Pollination is essential to continue the lifecycle of flowering plants including edibles.
Planning
When planning your garden, plant for successive blooming so that there is a constant supply of blooms for the pollinators to feed on.
Did You Know
There are such things as solitary, non-aggressive bees? These bees are called Mason Bees and are pollinating powerhouses!

Plants that Attract Pollinators

 GAILLARDIA flower
 GAILLARDIA 
 RUDBECKIA flower
 RUDBECKIA 
 CALIFORNIA POPPY flower
 CALIFORNIA POPPY 
 CALIFORNIA HOLLY flower
 CALIFORNIA HOLLY 
 WESTERN REDBUD flower
 WESTERN REDBUD 

Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects

The insects that prey on pest insects and are known as “beneficials” or good bugs. Why attract beneficials? It is the natural way to control pests.

Friends with Benefits
Many of these good bugs can be encouraged to appear in your garden. Below are five surefire plants that attract beneficials

SYRPHID FLYD on flower
SYRPHID FLYD
GROUND BEETLE
GROUND BEETLE
NEMATODES in dirt
NEMATODES
LADYBUGS on flower
LADYBUGS
GRASSHOPPER on plant
GRASSHOPPER
LACEWING on plant
LACEWING
HUNTING WASP
HUNTING WASP

Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects:

 SWEET ALYSSUM flower
 SWEET ALYSSUM 
 YARROW flower
YARROW
CEANOTHUS  flower
CEANOTHUS 
COREOPSIS  flower
COREOPSIS 
 COSMOS flower
COSMOS
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