There’s a spider in my garden. Her web is spread over my plants.
First they are bug catchers and big eaters. Bug catchers = good. Poisonous spiders 2 in WA State are the black widow and yellow sac. See this site for photos, locations, bite signs and symptom ms. http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Pests/Spiders There are no brown recluse spiders in this state. Are you ready to move on…?
While a .com web site this https://www.planetnatural.com/garden-spiders/ is gardener friendly reading and reassuring with built in answers to questions I have and I think you might have. How beneficial? what about good bugs and beneficials getting trapped in webs? Are there non web spiders? YES! see this university.edu site on wolf spiders: http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/wolfspider.shtml wow, wow, wow.