The Benefits of Using Soil Inoculants and Microbes in the Garden

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Soil is naturally full of beneficial microbes and nematodes that can help to prevent or even control plant diseases. Did you know you can increase the numbers of these useful organisms and improve the health of your garden by adding them as soil inoculants? Learn more about these fungi, bacteria, and other beneficials.

Use Beneficial Nematodes to Reduce Bad Bugs in Your Garden

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Beneficial nematodes are microscopic parasitic roundworms that control soilborne insects in their larval and nymph stages. They introduce bacteria that kills their insect hosts, providing a welcome space to nurture their young. Whoops! Not a very welcome guest! Read on to learn how to use them to combat garden pests.

23 Beneficial Insects and Other Creepy Crawlies That Your Garden Will Love

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Did you know that not all insects are pests? Many beneficial varieties may already be living in your gardens, helping to control populations of bugs that enjoy feasting on veggies, herbs, and flowers. Read on to discover who your friends are, and how to encourage them to work and thrive in your yard.