If you care about food grown in the state of Georgia, helping pollinators in the region is something you need to do. The fact is that without pollinators food crops would die, ravaging agriculture like peaches, blueberries, pecans, and peanuts.
We at North Georgia Lawn care about pollinators in the region, which is why we’ve put together the following short guide on how you can contribute through creative gardening.
Pollinators are small creatures that spread pollen from one plant to another, like bees, hummingbirds, or butterflies. They live on nectar, which is what draws them to flowers in the first place.
The pollen clings to the pollinators, then falls off again, moving it from the male to the female parts in different plants. Not all pollination is done by these creatures, because some plants pollinate themselves, while others depend on the wind. Still, without pollinators, many plants wouldn’t grow any fruits or seeds.
In the wilderness, pollinators have plenty of what they need:
When it comes to urban settings, these resources might not be quite so available. But, if you get creative with your gardening scheme, your yard will become a place of refuge for pollinators.
Here are some easy changes to make in your outdoor garden:
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