Easy Butterfly Garden is designed for the beginner gardener
but others can benefit as well. Learn all about butterflies and the environment they live in, which includes the food web.
Understand the vegetation needed for butterfly life - the plants, blooming flowers, flowering shrubs like butterfly bushes (buddleia davidii) and even garden weeds!
Along with flowers that attract butterflies, learn how plants grow helping to avoid common gardening problems. This is one of those butterfly websites that offers plenty of DIY tips for gardening to save money like making your own natural weed killers, which I prefer along with old fashioned weed pulling - all for the butterflies.
While personalizing your wildlife and butterfly garden, remember:
Soon you begin taking pictures of butterflies for yourself.
After viewing them you'll want to learn all about butterflies and that's when you know you've landed here at the right site.
For centuries the information learned was based on observation. Today science, combined with new observations, has helped us to understand a great deal more.
Starting a garden to attract butterflies includes understanding the need for windbreaks, depending on the area available. Also discussed - the basics of butterfly needs.
How to Kill Weeds
I was also curious about weeds, especially the pretty one's. This is why I talk about them at great length.
Personally I recommend for your butterfly garden going as natural as possible and pulling weeds as often as possible. Chemicals are changing our world and pollinator numbers are declining as a result of them. Soils are losing important microbes while weeds are becoming more resistant. Also remember that our food comes from the soil and as the saying goes 'you are what you eat'. I'd avoid them.
Weed identification helps us to see the common weeds we hate as well those flowering weeds that create a scenic background in our butterfly garden
The key to your garden are butterfly host plants. Without them butterflies will visit your blooming flowers for nectar only. Host plants create a welcoming habitat for them to stay.
This page discusses plants that attract butterflies, which many of them also are flowers for hummingbirds.
We love them! They attract butterflies and other pollinators so easily. Regardless if actual species, a hybrid or cultivar, there are some need to knows.
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Mulch types for natural weed control are detailed along with cross-over options that can also amend garden soil. This page helps in choosing the best mulch option for gardeners needs.
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Easy Butterfly Garden is designed for the beginner gardener but others can benefit as well. Each page is easily detailed with subjects from DIY tips for gardening to common gardening problems.
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Before spending any money here are a few simple ways how to test your soil giving ideas of soil types when starting a garden. Other options are purchasing soil testing kits, along with other options.
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A home soil test kit vs. professional soil testing methods? Both are used in testing soil pH. One gives basic information and the other details your garden soil nutrients.
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Post emergent weed control is one of two categories for herbicides. The second is pre-emergent herbicide.