Dragonflies aren’t just amazing, but they are a few of the very efficient “insect” exterminators on Earth.
According to Smithsonian Magazine, a single dragonfly can consume countless mosquitoes every day.
“Since they are top predators from the insect world they maintain a balance with all the pests in your lawn,” landscaper Christine Cook informs HGTV.
Adding dragonflies to your lawn requires two easy steps: creating a pond of planting several crops.
Pond: The pond can be as small as a barrel or channel of water or an elegant oasis:
If you want to decide on the latter, here is how to dig up and line your pond using rubberized liner and stone.
The pond does not have to be big, nor does it need a filter, based on Popular Mechanics, but ought to be found within a place that’s shielded from wind and also can have five or six hours of midday sunlight.
The thickness should be quite shallow at the edges and approximately 2 feet at the middle. A pond that’s too shallow may overheat or warm up, while the heavy regions provide refuge from predators.
Insert flat stones around the edge, therefore dragonflies have somewhere to relax and enjoy in the sunlight, and add more rocks to appear from in the pond to make hiding places for larvae during the submerged growth phase.
And needless to say, keep all fertilizers and toxins from the water.
Plants: Everything you plant in the vicinity of the pond is essential to dragonfly’s survival.
“Cattails and wrought foliage permit the larvae passing from this pond,” Cook informs HGTV. And”water lilies are a favorite birthing place for a number of species of dragonflies.”