Colony Collapse Disorder is a major issue within bee populations these days. Bee colonies are dying by the hundreds and soon we won’t see them at all. Now, don’t get discouraged because you can help! With some informed landscaping and gardening choices, you can help to restore the bee populations in your area. You can help them, and they can help your garden look amazing. Ready to get started? Let’s help the bees!
Flower options that help bees.
When selecting flowers and other plants for your next landscaping or gardening project, you can keep a few things in mind so that you can help your friendly neighborhood bees. Firstly, try to avoid highly hybridized flowers. These aren’t great for producing pollen and nectar. You should choose flowers that are native to the area. Black-eyed Susans can be the perfect choice to show off your Maryland pride while you help the bees. If you want to start an herb garden with lavender, sage, rosemary, and catnip then do so. Those herbs are a great help to the bees and they deter mosquitos as well. So, it’s a win-win.
Avoid harmful chemicals.
To protect your little yellow friends, you need to avoid using pesticides and other harmful chemicals in your yard. These chemicals may help keep pests away, but they will also kill the bees. It is speculated that something in these pesticides is actually responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder. So, if you want to help the bees, then please avoid using any type of harmful chemical in your yard and garden.
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If you have any more questions about landscaping to deter mosquitoes, contact Lehnhoff’s Landscaping by Calling 443.921.5789 or visit LehnoffsLandscaping.com today!