Your garden wouldn’t be the same without them. Meet some of your garden’s most valuable players.
The hedgehog is one of the most popular animals in our close environment. In addition to being super cute, the hedgehog preys on many common garden pests like snails and snakes. For unknown reasons, the hedgehog population has decreased rapidly in the past five years. Help them avoid traffic by building holes and paths for easy passage through your garden. Remember to check your grass, bushes and hedges for hedgehogs before cutting or trimming.
Ladybugs are hungry, hungry bugs. In fact, they can eat up to 5000 aphids over a lifetime. So, if you want to keep your garden free of pests such as mealybugs, mites and scale you should stay on the ladybug’s good side by putting out tiny bowls of water once in a while.
This MVP needs no introduction. These feisty miracle workers do wonders for your garden, but as the bee population is decreasing at a worrying rate all over the world, we need to give them a helping hand as well. Head over to this page for some tips on making your garden as bee-friendly as possible.