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What Your Native Plants Are Doing When You’re Not Looking: In the Garden with Doug Tallamy - EcoBeneficial! ®
It is estimated that more than 90% of the insects in our home landscapes are benign or beneficial. Why then do so many folks spray pesticides that kill not only insect “pests” but all the beneficial insects, too? Instead of reaching for the spray, let’s use native plants to support beneficial insects and the natural predators that keep pests under control. During a recent visit with Dr. Doug Tallamy at his home, Doug showed me many examples in his own yard of native plants that support the “good bugs,” helping to keep nature in balance....