Strategies for Inviting Pollinators Back Into Your Landscape


| 10/1/2019 10:21:00 AM


 

For years we have been hearing about the diminishing pollinator habitats across the United States. So I am left wondering... What strategies can we use to invite pollinators into our back into our modern landscapes?

As a landscaper, I often incorporate pollinator-friendly plants in my landscape designs. And today, I would like to talk about some of the strategies you can use, to help our plant loving friends re-establish their much needed habitats. These strategies can be used by nearly anyone, anywhere. Even in suburban places where space may be limited. Each of these strategies may be small, but collectively they can really make a difference!

Let’s take a look.

Strategy #1: Using Hanging Window Planters

This is a great strategy which nearly anyone with an open window in their home can use. No matter how small your lawn is, window planters are a super easy method for providing a quick snack for your local pollinators. Sure window planters are limited in space, but every bit helps!



Get this, if you are limited on window space, a window planter can make a great gift for your neighbors. Best of all, you can go one step further by adding pollinator friendly plants to the hanger for them!

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10/9/2019 5:11:16 PM

As a last-ditch effort, I planted California wildflowers a few years back. They came and they came. My decades-old Mason bee house finally has some tenants. The wildflowers reseeded and will again. I'll also scatter seeds on the west side of the house for even more wildflowers. The bees then pollinate my veggie garden. Hey, I'll scratch your back, if you'll scratch mine, lol.




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