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    How To Start a Ladybug Garden! The benefits of having ladybugs in your garden include being able to cute back on pesticides and ridding your flower beds of aphids and other insect pests.

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    How to Make a Ladybug Feeder & Attract Them to Your Garden ~ they feed on aphids, mealybugs, leaf hoppers, scales and mites.

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    I wouldn't pay retail for one of these as it's pretty simple to DIY - but a ladybug "feeder" is a must for a gardener who prefers a natural way to get rid of aphids, mites, and most other insect pests to the garden. If there's not enough aphids/mites/etc., for them to prey on, keep some raisins in here or a lady bug attractant to have these voracious pest-eaters around always.

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    Homemade Organic Pesticide for Vegetables, another tip for doggies is that rosemary naturally repels fleas!


    no-dig flower bed - I've been using newspaper under my mulch for a couple years now, to deter weed growth! Cheap and works!

    Diatomaceous Earth is a super-fine dust that kills by abrading and dehydrating crawling insects. It controls slugs, ants, cockroaches, earwigs, fleas, and other crawling insects without the use of chemicals.

    The salvia flower beds at Tory Burch's garden, by Noa Griffel, from the book "Tory Burch In Color"

    Raised flower beds

    Use Irish Spring to keep out #garden pests - including squirrels, deer, and mice! #DIY #organic deterrent.

    Eggshells as Organic Pest Control. Works to kill Japanese beetles, flea beetles, snails, slugs, and other pests in the garden. And it's FREE! |

    Great tips on keeping Lady Bugs in your garden. Lady bugs eat other harmful pests in your garden while leaving your plants alone!

    lady bugs like raisins. attract them to your aphid problem using a raisin.

    My allotment neighbour has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works. Try it, and let us know how you get on.

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    ~DIY Butterfly Feeder~ a bright colored bowl with a plastic mesh pot scrubber in it; just add sugar water (4 parts water, 1 part granulated sugar) and wait for the butterflies to show up.