5 Tips to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden
Check these simple and effective ideas for attracting butterflies to your garden.
There is so much to be loved about gardening and landscaping. If you invest your time and energy into a successful vegetable and herb garden or a fruit orchard you will enjoy the bountiful harvest in late summer. Enjoy creating full and lush flower beds you can look forward to the vivid colorful displays as everything blooms and matures. Another great thing about being a gardener or outdoor enthusiast are the lovely and magical butterflies!
Limit your use of pesticides
Controlling pest populations in your garden is often an ongoing battle, but there are several specific pesticides, such as malathion, Sevin, and diazinon are specifically designed to control and eliminate insect populations which include butterflies.
Choose native plants for your landscape
Butterflies have, over the course of their lifecycles and evolution, have come to expect certain native plants to be in certain geographical areas. Additionally, the butterflies rely on specific native plants during different parts of their lifecycles – for example, where they lay their eggs, where they find food and nectar, and where the caterpillars thrive.