Want to make sure you have healthy, prolific plants? Help pollinators—including butterflies, birds and bees—help you!
Tips to Create a Pollinator-Friendly Garden
- Choose nectar- and pollen-rich plants that vary in bloom-times. This way, pollinators will have food for as long as possible in the growing season.
- Choose plants that offer a range of heights, flower shapes and flower sizes. Variety is the spice of life for pollinators, too!
- Use chemicals carefully and sparingly, or not at all. Pesticides that get rid of the “bad” bugs can harm friendly pollinators, as well. Choose spot treatments over systemic.
- Provide fresh, shallow water for drinking and bathing. Keep it clean so as not to attract mosquitos.
Here are some plants that will look beautiful in your garden and attract pollinators.