While we take time to celebrate all of the things that pollinators do for us, we want to emphasize how important planting for bees, butterflies, birds, bats and beetles can be! Pollinators are one of the most valuable parts of our ecosystem and, unfortunately, due to the excessive use (and misuse) of pesticides (neonicotinoids), herbicide (round-up) and fungicides, these species are encountering an extreme loss of year round food and forage supplies as well as a loss of habitat due to deforestation.
Here’s a short video from co-owner, Matt Kerske, about how you can help pollinators!
Here are a few tips on how you can help our pollinators:
Plant for every season (including milkweed for monarchs)
Support conservation groups
Stop using pesticides and look into natural alternatives (be careful to spray early in the morning or late at night, when pollinators aren’t active)
Plant native species that encourage pollinators to thrive!
At Gardens of Babylon Landscapes, we strongly believe in leaving the weeds for the bees, using natural methods of plant control, and encouraging pollinator growth! We refrain from using any products containing neonicotinoids and we create landscapes that bloom throughout the season to allow for an ample food source for our local pollinators.
Stop by the garden center today to learn more or book a consultation on our website if you’re ready to transform your landscape into a pollinator oasis!