Beneficial Insects for a Gorgeous, Chemical Free Lawn

You love your beautiful backyard, and you work hard to keep it that way – you may even make use of something like this lawn care service to make sure that your grass is in top condition all year round. The bad news is that soil- and leaf-dwelling pests love your backyard, too! If you see brown patches in your lawn, or notice sickly plants, you may need to re-establish your beneficial insect populations, and then limit your use of insecticides to preserve them. You’d be surprised to find out how many pests actually lay within your garden, but there is one in particular larger species that makes much more damage than others can – they are moles. These tend to dig up holes in and around your garden making a mess on your lawn, but don’t worry, there are effective ways of managing this, and this is how to get rid of moles.

These moles are just one of the many pests you can discover wreaking having on your landscape, but here are just some that can actually be of benefit to you –

Nematodes are microscopic worms that eat about 200 different garden pests, including the larvae of crane flies, fleas and root weevils. We all know fleas can become a real problem for pet owners, and for pets themselves. Owners should take reasonable everyday preventative measures with fleas for their pet, like getting them a flea collar from somewhere like But, for your garden, nematodes are easy to apply: simply use a garden sprayer to cover your lawn and help clear a lawn infestation. Just visit a Backyard Bird Shop to pick up a container of nematodes, and start your “green pest control” regimen.

Ladybugs eat aphids, leafhoppers, whiteflies, spider mites, moth eggs, and even plant and pollen mildews. Release ladybugs in your garden to help control these pests. Just like having a living fence would protect your lawn from the perimeter, ladybugs would take up the charge of protecting the plants living in it. Backyard Bird Shop offers these beneficial insects to help you use fewer chemicals, and more natural methods, to control lawn pests.