Without insects, our gardens would just be dead pieces of land. Insects pollinate our plants, fight pests, attract other wild animals, and help break down organic matter. According to the Wildlife Trust, an average garden can harbour over 2,000 different types of beneficial insects. Find a shelter for them, and you will help Mother Nature and yourself.
If you feel you don’t have any interesting features in your garden, this may be the solution to this problem.
Insects are fascinating creatures. If you have an insect hotel, you can observe their behaviour and life cycle. Moreover, it is very therapeutic. Every aspect of owning an insect hotel, whether it’s building, observing or maintaining it, lowers your stress levels and keeps your mind active.
There are many different bugs that will use the hotel including bees, woodlice, ladybirds and spiders. The idea is to provide various nooks and crannies, crevices, tunnels and cosy beds. Depending on how you construct the hotel, you can also encourage frogs, toads and even hedgehogs.