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Make Your Garden a Top Spot for Pollinators

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 10 August , 2016

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.

Why is Pollination Vital?

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.

What is Pollination and What is a Pollinator?

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.

Ways to Attract Pollinators to Your Yard

  • Provide a water source – a birdbath or shallow dish of waster will do just fine.
  • Plant herbs – especially those in the mint family like thyme, oregano, basil, sage, catnip, and rosemary.
  • Go native with your plants by making sure plants native to our area are the primary residents of your garden.
  • Provide nesting sites like reeds or holes drilled into blocks.
  • If they’re safe, leave dead trees standing as they can be ideal for birds and bees.

Call Juniper Landscape Company for Your Garden Needs

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.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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