Use These 6 tips to Grow a Your Pollinator Garden
The size of your garden doesn’t matter to pollinators, it can be on a balcony, patio, deck, in the city, or in the country.
Let’s dig in and explore the elements to craft a garden that is great for pollinators.
1. Provide a Full Season of Flowers
Pollinators love flowers because they provide needed nutrition. Craft your garden to include blossoms in spring, summer, and fall.
2. Provide Flowers with Vibrant Hues
Bright colours are best, both bees and butterflies prefer bright colours like yellow, orange, purple, and red.
3. Provide Flowers that are Easily Accessible
Pollinators like uncomplicated, open-shaped flowers like daisies or trumpet-shaped blossoms that they can land on safely, comfortably & easily.
4. Provide a Variety of Fragrances
Different flower perfumes attract different pollinators.
- Sweet scents attract bees, butterflies, and flies.
- Fruit, spicy, and musty scents attract beetles.
- Night scents attract nocturnal pollinators, like moths.
5. Provide a Water Source
All pollinators appreciate a well-deserved and readily available drink of water in bird baths, water fountains, or rain barrels.
6. Provide a Pesticide Free Landscape
Maintaining a pesticide free gardening space to attract pollinators is obvious to all gardeners but not everyone knows that products labelled “organic” or “safe” aren’t safe for all stages of pollinator growth and development.
Check labels carefully when using pollinator-safe products.
Check out my related blog, 5+ Ways to Create a Thriving and Pollinator-Safe Garden, to explore this further!