If you are reading this, you either want to Bee Better, or you’re already on your way!
Do you worry about the holes in your leaves, slim slug marks, or even mosquitoes? Put the canned chemical spray down, and walk away. It may take a while to rid pest without use of chemicals, even up to a year, but there is no place for these chemicals in a Bee Better garden.
By spraying, you not only kill the food of other wildlife in your garden, but you’ll often find by riding one pest, you’ll only start chasing another. Spraying becomes a vicious cycle, and of course, it is harmful to all wildlife.
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Bee Better gardens are sustainable. When spraying for bad bugs, you are also harming the good. If we stop interfering with the natural process, we can assure you, Nature will take care of herself.
By gaining courage, you can rid them. Start by hand picking the reachable bad bugs off the plant and squeezing it. Especially when the bad bud isn’t even native to our ecoregion. For example, take no mercy on Japanese beetles. See it. Squeeze it.
Japanese beetles are attached to more than 300 different plants, including roses, grapes, fruit trees, berry brambles, and Japanese maples. If you keep chickens, toss the carcass to them. They’ll eat them up.
By interacting with your Bee Better garden, you can see and identify the pests affecting your plants. Then you can make an informed choice as to what action to take if any at all!
Within a year, there will be less holes and more flowers, PLUS more birds, bees, and butterflies.