Insects are of crucial importance for the preservation of our ecosystem. They provide pollination and are essential food for birds and other animals. Unfortunately, many insect species are threatened with extinction and it is therefore important to protect and promote their habitat. Especially in the garden you can do something to garden more insect friendly.
The brochure "It’s all about variety – tips for insect-friendly gardening" gives suggestions on how to make your own garden more nature-friendly. The brochure introduces the different insect species and gives tips on how to take their needs into account. Even simple measures such as choosing the right plants or creating insect hotels can go a long way in protecting insects.
Why insect-friendly gardening is important?
Insects are an important part of our ecosystem. They pollinate plants and are a source of food for birds and other animals. By gardening with insect-friendly plants and measures, we can help to preserve and promote biodiversity. Many insect species are endangered and are on the red list.
An important aspect of insect-friendly gardening is the use of native plants. These are adapted to our climatic conditions and provide habitat and food for native insect species. Garden design that is close to nature, such as creating wildflower meadows or leaving dead wood open, also helps insects feel at home.
Other tips for insect-friendly gardening include avoiding pesticides and using natural alternatives, such as beneficial insect hotels or plants that keep certain pests away. Creating small watering holes also provides insects with a place to drink and can help promote biodiversity.
Overall, insect-friendly gardening helps protect and preserve the environment and biodiversity. It is an easy way to do something good for nature in your own garden and create something beautiful at the same time.
Plant selection for insect-friendly gardening
If you want to make your garden insect-friendly, you should consider some important factors when choosing plants. For example, wild herbs such as daisies, clover and dandelions are particularly good for attracting bees and butterflies. Various herbs, such as thyme, sage and parsley, are also an important food source for insects.
When choosing flowers and shrubs, look for a wide range of different colors, bloom times and flowering plants. For example, lavender, coneflower and butterfly bush are particularly popular with butterflies. Roses and hydrangeas can also play an important role in the insect garden.
- The variety of woody plants in the garden also plays an important role. For example, wild shrubs such as elderberry, hawthorn and rosehip provide important food sources for butterflies and birds.
- In addition to food, nesting opportunities also play an important role in an insect-friendly garden. These include, for example, dead wood, rock piles and insect hotels, which can serve as shelter and protection for many insects.
- Avoiding pesticides and using natural fertilizers are other important steps toward an insect-friendly garden.
An insect-friendly garden not only provides important food and habitat for insects, but also for many other animal species. With a few simple actions, every garden owner can help promote diversity in the garden and play an important role in conservation.
Refraining from using chemical pesticides for insect-friendly gardening
An insect-friendly environment is not only important for ecological balance, but also for human health. By avoiding chemical pesticides in the garden, we help to preserve and promote biodiversity. Because the chemical agents can not only harm insects and other animals, but can also be polluted with fine dust, posing a risk to humans and the environment.
Use natural pest control methods instead of chemicals, such as using beneficial insects or using certain plant species that contain natural repellents. The use of plant fortifiers can also help plants become more resistant to pests. This can largely eliminate the use of chemical pesticides.
To promote diversity in our gardens, we should also be mindful of what plants we grow. Native plants are usually better adapted to the climate and soil and provide food and habitat for many insect species. So by choosing plants wisely, we can make an important contribution to the protection of insects and also create a beautiful and natural garden ambience.
- Refrain from using chemical pesticides
- Use natural pest control methods and plant strengtheners
- Growing native plants to promote diversity
The brochure "It’s all about variety – tips for insect-friendly gardening" (Variety makes it – Tips for insect-friendly gardening) contains many other useful tips and suggestions for nature-oriented gardening that can help us to make our environment more insect-friendly and thus also make our own contribution to environmental protection.
Create a habitat for insects with these simple steps
Insects are important for the ecological diversity of our planet. However, many insect species are endangered or already extinct, which has dramatic effects on the ecosystem. But everyone can do something to create a habitat for insects – including garden owners.
One way to support insects in your garden is to create an insect-friendly garden. This can be achieved through a variety of measures. For example, you may prefer flowering plants because you provide food for insects. It is also important not to overwork the soil and create space for small hiding places and overwintering opportunities.
Another way to support insects in your garden is to avoid pesticides and other chemical agents. Instead, you can use natural alternatives, such as.B. Predatory insects or plant extracts.
- Choose flowering plants
- Avoid chemical agents
- Create hiding places and overwintering opportunities
By following these simple steps, you’ll create a space for insects to thrive, helping to protect and preserve our ecosystems.
Diversity in the garden
A colorful and diverse garden is not only beautiful to look at, but also important for the environment. By using insect-friendly plants and creating habitats for animals and insects, everyone can contribute to the preservation of biodiversity.
It doesn’t always have to be the perfectly mowed lawn – meadows and shrubs can also have a great benefit for the environment. Creating flower beds and avoiding pesticides and herbicides allows insects and other animals to live and thrive in the garden.
- Use insect-friendly plants
- Creating habitats for animals and insects
- Do not use pesticides and herbicides
- Creating flower beds and meadows
Large or small, any garden can become a vibrant and insect-friendly paradise. The brochure "It’s all about diversity – tips for insect-friendly gardening" provides practical and easy-to-implement tips and shows how everyone can do their bit to preserve biodiversity.