In this article, we’re going to talk about the importance of pollination and how you can encourage more of it in your own backyard.
Some estimates say that there are more than 1,300 types of plants grown around the world for a host of reasons, including food, medicine, spices, condiments, fabric and more.
About 75% of these plants are pollinated by animals. Breaking down the numbers even further, about one of every three bites of what we eat or drink is made possible by pollinators.
Simply put, pollination is relocating pollen grains from the male part of a plant to the female part of the same plant or a different plant altogether.
A pollinator is an animal that does the moving of the grains. The most famous pollinator here are honeybees, hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bats, and flies.
This is a fantastic time of year for garden and yard growth. If you’d like more advice about how to keep the garden and plants healthy, call us here at Juniper Landscape Company at (619) 334-9464.