CONTACT: Jennifer Youngquest
Phone: (248) 855-9240, ext. 230
English Gardens 3rd Annual Ladybug Giveaway is Saturday, June 9
METRO DETROIT, Mich., May 30, 2018 –English Gardens will highlight beneficial insects with a series of events on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
Third Annual Ladybug Giveaway
Starting at 9 a.m., our stores will be giving away half a million ladybugs! Gardeners will receive one bag of 150 ladybugs free with any purchase. There is a limit of one bag per household, while supplies last.
Ladybugs are beneficial for the garden, and an organic pest control for your garden. They eat aphids, spider mites, immature white flies and other soft-bodies insect pests.
One bag of ladybugs can cover 150 square feet or approximately 10 shrubs. For best results, release your ladybugs at dusk or the early evening when temperatures are cooler. If released during higher temperatures, it is likely your ladybugs will not stay in the garden.
Spray a fine mist over plants before release, as well. This provides a source of hydration.
Show your #LadybugLove on Facebook and you could win a $50 gift card to English Gardens!
During our Ladybug Giveaway on Saturday, June 9, take a photo at our store or of you releasing the ladybugs at home.
Share the photo on Facebook with the hashtag #LadybugLove and tag @EnglishGardens.
We’ll randomly select one person to win a $50 English Gardens gift card!
Free Seminar: Bees and Beneficial Insects
10 a.m. at English Gardens five main stores. Bees, ladybugs and nematodes are friends, not enemies of the garden. Learn more about these beneficial insects that help keep pests away and keep your garden flourishing.
Super Sprout Kid’s Club Event
Join us for our monthly Super Sprouts Kid’s Event at 11:30 a.m. Kids can create a set of three hand painted lady bug rocks.
English Gardens will supply all the materials. The event is free, and advanced registration is required. Sign up in-store or on-line at EnglishGardens.com.
The events are held at English Gardens five main stores, including:
English Gardens is a family-owned, Michigan business offering top-quality products, including indoor and outdoor plants and flowers, gardening supplies, patio furniture, garden décor, landscape design and installation. Four of its retail stores – Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Royal Oak and West Bloomfield – have full-service floral departments, offering custom floral arrangements and decorations for all occasions.