We often see insects as pests, but they are actually an essential part of a healthy ecosystem and a happy garden. From pollinating flowers, fruits and vegetables to feeding local birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, insects are a vital part of our urban landscape.
Unfortunately, insect populations are declining around the world, but you can help by attracting beneficial insects to your garden. If you go a step further and replace your lawn with a water-efficient, pollinator-friendly garden – you can even get a rebate!
To learn more about supporting insects in your garden, visit our new Partnering with Insects page. There, you can check out a wealth of resources including free pollinator-friendly garden designs and guides, native plant finders, and more. You can also find information on controlling pest and plant disease using less or non-toxic methods and learn how to create a Monarch butterfly habitat with native milkweed and colorful pollinator plants!
Remember, insects can be your partners in creating a healthy garden!