Welcome to our newly designed website and the debut of our B.I.G. (Beneficial Insect Gardening) Blog. Thank you for joining us! This is the first installment of what will be many informative blogs where we’ll dive deeper into the lives of beneficial insects and the families, gardeners, businesses and even countries that use them for...
A “Hot Topic”: Red Fire Ants! At the beginning of this year, Julie, a consultant for Organic Control, Inc., moved from Southern California to the Southeast. About a month ago, she noticed strange new mounds in her backyard that seemed to have appeared overnight. With a
Whether you’re digging in for the first time (see what we did there?) or you’re a long-time gardener, let us show you how to start a garden that will have your neighbors peeking over your fence to ask what you’ve been up to! Here are some
Give your rose bushes a natural and organic hug in the form of a winter blanket! Here we are in February! Many yards and gardens appear to be sleeping in the cold winter air. What can be done for those shivering bare sticks that used to
Darwin was writing about the humble but mighty earthworm. CASTINGS — A MAGIC SPELL FOR SOIL HEALTH Earthworm castings (a fancy word for worm poop) can best be described as Mother Nature’s super-food; they energize your plants and provide a suit
CELEBRATE POLLINATORS — AND PROTECT THEM Critically important to the plants we depend on, and increasingly jeopardized by human activities, pollinators deserve everyone’s support. National Pollinator Week, which in 2021 runs from June 21 to June 27, is an annual event dedicated to helping make
PRO TIP FOR A MORE BEAUTIFUL GARDEN: POLLINATORS Meet Brandy Williams, a landscape designer who is passionate about creating pollinator habitats that provide both beauty and sustainability within urban environments. In 2015, Brandy founded her environmentally-conscious boutique landscaping company, Garden Butterfly. Using her unique talents to