Pollinator Friendly PlantsCreate a sanctuary for bees, butterflies and other pollinators with a few of our expert tips:
- Plant a diverse selection of pollinator-friendly plants and flowers. They’ll provide pollen and nectar sources throughout the growing season.
- Rethink your mowed lawn. Natural spaces support a greater diversity of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
- Provide uncultivated spaces with open mud and fresh water, which native mason bees need to build their nests.
- Use beneficial insects, which bees need, to deal with pests.
- Use selective insecticides to deal with insect pest problems.
- Avoid applying any pesticides to plants in flower and during the day when bees, butterflies and other pollinators are active.
- Always use any pesticide or insecticide according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Call a local beekeeper to move a large beehive if it is built in a troublesome place on your property rather than using chemicals to kill the bees.
You'll be able to attract pollinators will these plants:
Bee Balm (Monarda)
Cat Mint (Nepeta)
Cone Flower (Echinacea)
Joe Pye Weed
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