Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hot Garden Trend: Bug Homes

It all starts with the bugs!

Attracting beneficial bugs brings lots of positive aspects to your garden. They eat the baddies, serve as a food source for birds, and pollinate your vegetable plants. So why not try adding an insect hotel to your garden this year?

Bug homes are trendy this year, so there are lots available for purchase, but you can easily make one with items you may already have at home. It's a great project for kids, and supports your local ecosystem.

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To do this on the cheap, take any type of household container with a wide opening, like a large yogurt container or coffee can, or use a two-liter bottle with the bottom cut off. Fill with bamboo or sticks, and hang somewhere damp and cool for maximum inhabitation, like under a tree branch. For more information on bug homes visit:
Making a bug home

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the ideas. The types of homes are super!

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