Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Choose Flowering Plants For Pollinators While Sheltering At Home

Published on May 13, 2020 by   ·   No Comments Social Buttons by Linksku - Share links onlinePin It

The family yard (if you’re lucky enough to have one) is now the safe outdoor space to relax, play and de-stress, especially during these challenging times when so many are sheltering at home. Nature starts right outside your back door – and one way to help nature is to make sure your yard supports our very-important pollinators. June 22-28 is designated as “National Pollinator Week.” Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S Department of the Interior, Pollinator Week is a great opportunity to encourage people to do more in their backyards to support pollinators.

Plant It for the Planet

  • Choose Flowering Plants for Pollinators – butterflies, bees, bats and hummingbirds
  • Backyards, school yards, green roofs, parks, planted medians and other green spaces provide food and shelter for pollinators
  • Select flowering plants that thrive in your yard’s conditions, considering the following: climate zone, soil type, sun/shade ratio, and average rainfall
  • Plant a healthy balance of grasses, garden flowers, shrubs, and trees
  • 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants depend on pollinators to reproduce
  • About 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat exists because of pollinators
  • More than 3,500 species of native bees help increase crop yields

Any of these choices would be fantastic assets to your green space! Remember, you do not need to go the nursery to get plants – they will all deliver to you – from your local spot to amazon – there’s no need to risk leaving the house if delivery is possible.

Infograph provided by the Turf Mutt Foundation

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