Wee critters can lend a big hand in garden
A toad rests in a residential garden in New Market, Va. Toads, turtles, moths, moles, dragonflies, snakes and spiders are among the many wild things that can help maintain a landscape, yet most go unappreciated or ignored despite their ability to kill insects, condition soil and pollinate plants.
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 12:00 am
Looking for some help in the garden? Many of nature's most useful critters lie literally at our feet, underappreciated and ignored despite their ability to eliminate insects, condition soils and pollinate plants.
Turtles, moths, moles, dragonflies, snakes, toads and spiders are among the many wild things that can help maintain a landscape. The payback is minimal — food, water, shelter and easing off on harsh lawn and garden chemicals.
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Friday, April 12, 2013 12:00 am.