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How To Keep Your Garden Pest Free Without Using Pesticides

This week we released approximately 1500 ladybugs into our garden. Ladybugs are a natural pest control and they are great for organic gardening. Ladybugs will eat destructive pests in your garden like aphids. This is a great way to keep your garden pest free without using harmful pesticides!

This week my daughter and I went to our local garden nursery and we purchased a bag of ladybugs for under $10. We brought the lady bugs home and placed them in the fridge. This allows them to hibernate until the outside temperature is right for releasing the ladybugs into the garden.

How To Release Ladybugs Into Your Garden

To release ladybugs into your garden, you will want wait until evening time when the temperatures are cooler. Waiting until evening time to release the ladybugs encourages them to stick around versus flying off.

First, you will want to water down your garden so that the ladybugs will stick around longer on your plants. Once your garden has been hosed down, take your ladybugs out of refrigeration (this is where they will be hibernating). Open up the bag and gently shake out the ladybugs into your garden beds. Then, enjoy and have fun as you watch the ladybugs quickly go to work throughout your garden. This is a great activity to do with your children!

The ladybugs should lay eggs in your garden. These eggs will hatch in about 3 weeks. When the eggs hatch, you will have a new batch of ladybugs to help protect your garden from harmful pests. The idea is that this cycle will continue, protecting your garden all season long. I do sometimes repeat and release more ladybugs throughout the summer.

Let me know if you have released ladybugs before. I’d love to hear if you give it a try! Happy Gardening!

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On Tuesday, April 30th, we released approximately 1500 ladybugs into our garden after dusk. Ladybugs are a natural pest control and great for organic gardening. Ladybugs will eat destructive pests in your garden like aphids. This is a great way to keep your garden pest free without using pesticides! We went to our local garden nursery and purchased a bag of ladybugs for under $10. Before releasing the ladybugs we put them in our fridge so they would hibernate until the temperature was right for releasing them into the garden. To release ladybugs into your garden, wait until evening time when the temperatures are cooler. Be sure to water down your garden first as ladybugs will stick around longer. Once your garden has been hosed down, take your ladybugs out of refrigeration (this is where they will be hibernating). Open up the bag and gently shake out the ladybugs into your garden beds. Have fun as you watch them quickly go to work throughout your garden. This is a great activity to do with your children! Happy Gardening! #nationalgardeningweek #organicgardening #growyourownveggies #backyardgardening #ladybugs #ladybugs­čÉ×#gardenista #BHGFlowers #sunsetplants #gardentips

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