How to Build A Bug Hotel (Infographic)

Make the most of the beautiful summer weather by taking on a new gardening project that the whole family can enjoy. Learn how you can build a bug hotel from this infographic courtesy of Capital Garden Services.

Constructed from plant material and various gardening miscellany, bug hotels provide shelter for commonly-found garden insects and creatures. These hotels give a helping hand to local wildlife and are a great way to repay our insect friends for all their help in the garden throughout the year.

Insects can often provide a major helping hand to gardeners and are an essential element of any successful garden. Often known as “gardener’s friends,” these beneficial insects can be very useful by offering a form of natural pest control and flower pollination.

In addition to doing your bit for the local wildlife, there are many reasons to add a bug hotel to your garden. A well-designed structure makes for a unique feature that is guaranteed to add heaps of character to any garden. What’s more, it’s an activity that the whole family can enjoy! Bug hotels also offer a fun, hands-on way to teach kids about the intricacies of the natural world. Finally, it’s cheap. All you need is a few simple tools as well as a few odds and ends from around the garden and you can build a bug hotel to compete with the very best of them.

To find out more about how you can build a bug hotel today, check out the below infographic guide from Capital Garden Services.

Eamon
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Eamon Fennelly is a landscape specialist at Capital Garden Services. He loves gardening and believes everyone can enjoy the gardening but should be environmentally friendly while doing so. Capital Garden Services are based in Dublin and specialise in grass cutting, hedge trimming, tree and shrub pruning, weeding as well as maintenance contracts.

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