June is National Pollinators Month and June 21-27 is designated as “National Pollinator Week.” Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S Department of the Interior, Pollinator Week is a great opportunity to encourage people to do more in their backyards to support pollinators.
The family yard is still the safe outdoor space to relax, play and de-stress. The TurfMutt Foundation reminds families that nature starts right outside your back door – and one way to help nature is to make sure your yard supports our very-important pollinators. The TurfMutt Foundation has developed an infographic on planting for pollinators that they would like to share.
Access the infographic here: livinglandscapesmatter.com/wp-content/uploads/Plant-It_OPEI-FINAL.pdf.
Plant It for the Planet: livinglandscapesmatter.com/wp-content/uploads/Plant-It_OPEI-FINAL.pdf
Plant It for the Planet.
- Choose flowering plants for pollinators – butterflies, bees, bats, and hummingbirds
- Backyards, school yards, green roofs, parks, planted medians and other green spaces provide food and shelter for pollinators
- Select flowering plants that thrive in your yard’s conditions, considering the following: climate zone, soil type, sun/shade ratio, and average rainfall
- Plant a healthy balance of grasses, garden flowers, shrubs, and trees
- 75% of the world’s flowering plants depend on pollinators to reproduce
- About 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat exists because of pollinators
- More than 3,500 species of native bees help increase crop yields
For more information, go to turfmutt.com.
Editor’s note: This article was provided by Debbi Mayster on behalf of the TurfMutt Foundation.