Pollinators are almost in the news every week especially during gardening season. Regardless of what you think is the cause of pollinator problems, we can all agree that pollinators serve a very important role in our ecosystem and help us grow the food we eat. One of the easiest things we can do to help pollinators is provide the right plants in our gardens. Encourage bees and butterflies in the garden by providing different kinds of plants that produce nectar and pollen. Perennials such as black-eyed susan, salvia, aster, anise hyssop, and liatris are just a few that provide for pollinators.
Also consider the variety of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals in your yard so that something is always blooming from the earliest spring when temps begin to warm to the first frosts of fall. Our lawns can also be a haven for pollinators if not managed too intensively. Consider leaving some areas of lawn with flowering weeds like clover, dandelions and ground ivy which are also great sources for pollinators.
Stop in to check out our large display of pollinator friendly perennials to add to your garden and find lots of great information on protecting bees and other pollinators in your yard and gardens. Pest problems? Sargent’s knowledgeable staff can direct to the safest solution for your pest problems and present you with options for managing pests in the garden.