Beneficial insects and bugs

We share our gardens with many creatures. Knowing which are the helpful ones, ensures gardeners give them a home.
 

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Beginner

Your garden is a place of many interlinked relationships. Some creatures help keep down damaging pests by eating them or even laying eggs inside them. Pollinating insects help boost your harvest. Others organisms perform the vital task of breaking down decaying material 

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Pollinating insects help boost your harvest.

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