The Gardener's Journal is a free monthly gardening guide delivered direct to your inbox.

Each month, receive tips on the top jobs needed in your garden as well as a wealth of information on a range of gardening topics. From sowing seeds to picking fruit, each month get access to information on the care and maintenance of your flowerbeds, vegetable plot and lawn. As with your own gardening diary, the journal is split into separate sections, each covering a different area of garden care.

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Lawn Care: Questions & Answers

Q. Every year we get some type of bee appearing and burrowing into the lawn. What are they and how do we get rid of them?

A. It is most likely these are miner or mining bees. They are not like other bees in that they burrow in the ground to make an individual nest. They are in fact very beneficial for the garden, pollinating many types of plant. They only rarely sting, mainly in defence, but wearing shoes on the lawn is advised. If you have to be rid of them, wait until autumn when you can dig up the nest and they shouldn’t return.

No comments:

Post a Comment