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Make your Landscape More Inviting for Bees and Other Pollinators

February 12, 2016

Michigan State Extension recently published some very helpful tips to help create a smart habitat to attract pollinators to your garden.  Click here for a link to this very good article by Abiya (Abi) Saeed, and Rebecca Finneran, Michigan State University Extension.

A bee hotel in Michigan State Extension’s Grand Ideas Garden. Photo by Rebecca Finneran, MSU Extension.

A bee hotel in Michigan State Extension’s Grand Ideas Garden. Photo by Rebecca Finneran, MSU Extension.

Abi and Rebecca say: “Smart gardeners know that bees, beneficial insects and spiders do their fair share of work in the garden. Pollinators such as bees and other beneficial insects can be encouraged to take up residence by adjusting a few of your gardening efforts that are bee-friendly and encourage a healthy habitat. By incorporating pollinator-friendly plants and reducing chemical applications, these hard-working creatures will naturally move in and provide numerous benefits such as pest control and pollination.  There are many ways to make your landscape more inviting and a sanctuary for bees.”  They go on to give some very good tips to make your landscape more inviting for bees and other pollinators.

One of my favorite suppliers of gardening supplies offers some unique products to help you attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators.  Here is a link to Gardener’s Supply Company’s website where you can check them out.

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