If you are making the switch to organic gardening, you may be concerned about losing plants to insect pests. In the short run, this is likely to occur. However, established organic gardens typically lose fewer plants to insect pests than conventional gardens.… Read more
Earthworms are a gardener’s best friends. Studies have found many plants that perform significantly better in earthworm-rich soil than in soil with relatively few earthworms. This is because earthworm burrows help air, water, and plant roots make their way more easily through the soil.… Read more
Many pond owners hope to attract a few turtles to their ponds. Turtles are quiet, attractive, popular with children, and they eat lots of mosquitoes and other pesky insects.
There are a number of ways you can help make your pond more attractive to turtles:
A Turtle-Friendly Pond
Turtles appreciate a pond with a gentle slope that allows them to easily climb in and out of the water, as well as providing both shallow basking areas and deeper swimming areas.… Read more
For many birds, winter is the most dangerous time of year. Deciduous trees lose their leaves, exposing birds to predators and the elements. Many food sources are buried under snow, and water sources may freeze.
Around the world, many bird lovers try to help birds in the winter by putting out seeds, suet, and other foods, buying heated birdbaths, and building nesting boxes to provide winter birds with the three main things they need to survive the cold months: food, water, and shelter.… Read more
Autumn is an important season for birds. Many species are buckling down in preparation for long, cold, hungry winters, while others migrate hundreds or even thousands of miles to warmer winter havens.
In order to store up the energy they need, both migrating and non-migrating birds need lots of nutritious food sources to sustain them.… Read more