Flowers for Borders

Control pests by planting these flowers for borders and drawing beneficial insects into your garden.

By Cheryl Long


All clump-forming grasses, such as barley, provide excellent shade and shelter for beneficials in the summer and fall.10. Ornamental Grasses All clump-forming grasses provide excellent summer shelter and overwintering sites for ground beetles, ladybugs and other beneficials. Studies in England found more than 1,500 predators per square yard in grass-covered "beetle banks" planted in arable fields.