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Attracting Pollinators to your Yard

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A garden will be nothing without pollinators’ help. Getting them into your garden is an important part of gardening.

Pollinators are namely several bugs, birds, and beyond! Bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, beetles, dragonflies, moths, bats, and birds may all act as pollinators. The wide variety of species that can help your garden is a good thing! Pollinators play a very important role in the reproduction of plants. When pollinators move between plants they carry the pollen with them which contain genetic materials necessary for fruits and vegetables. 

There are several ways to attract these helpful creatures to your garden.

Start buy choosing native plants to place in your garden. These are going to grow best in your area as well as give the pollinators a source of food they need. Sometimes non-native species don’t provide as adequate of a food source.

Plant in large batches, the more similar plants there are in a space allows the pollen to be spread easily to the plants that need that genetic material.

It’s also a good idea to provide other food and water sources for these little helpful friends. A hummingbird feeder may be visited by a bee or butterfly on its way to or from the garden. A bird bath can provide the necessary water for the pollinators.

Gardening season is such an exciting time of year! Attracting the helpful bugs and birds who aid in the process is important. 

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Madison VanRavensway
Madison VanRavensway
Don't let her quiet nature fool you. Madison is a force to be reckoned with in the outdoors, or creating amazing recipes from scratch.
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