Increase Bee Habitat – Make A Rain Garden
Our honey bees and all pollinators need a diverse habitat. Living in a world with more and more construction results in less variety of plants. Their habitat is disappearing.
Consider making a rain garden in your yard to help our bees. This type of garden can be created in a trouble spot of the yard.
Choose several different types of flowers. Creating a diverse nectar and pollen source helps honey bees and others. Butterflies, hummingbirds, moths and many bees and wasps need good nectar sources.
Do You Really Need More Grass?
What is a rain garden ? This term refers to an area that contains plants who love water. Do you have an area of your lawn that is a wash zone or soggy location. Homeowners can make a rain garden in areas of their yard that are trouble spots. This means less mowing in difficult places.
Helps With Erosion too!
Heavy rain or long periods of rain causes water to rush through creating gullies. Or, even worse water just stands there and does not mater. If you make a rain garden in these locations. The planting areas handle runoff water created by heavy rainfall or thunder storms.
By slowing rushing water, the garden encourages water to sink into the soil and not end up in a sewer. When installed properly, the rain garden will not result in standing water so there is no threat from mosquitoes. A well maintained area will help reduce yard maintenance.
Choose The Best Plants For Your Rain Garden !
The number of planting options are almost endless and limited only by your gardening zone. Know your zone.! Plants that are suited for a dry warm climate in Arizona may not do well in Maine !
A garden design featuring plants of different heights provides depth and creates a sense of space. Regardless of your garden design, you will not be happy with the results unless you have the right plants.
Choosing plants that are suited to your climate is important because you want the garden to look pretty year round.
To help bees, your rain garden plants should bloom over a long period of time. Bees like plants that provide nectar, pollen or both !
Check with local gardening centers in your region for help with plant selection. You should be able to find a good selection of different colors to compliment any garden design.
Planting A Rain Garden Benefit All Pollinators
The decline of honeybees and other pollinators is the subject of many news stories. As more acreage is developed for housing and businesses, natural habitat is lost. This results in a lack of food for beneficial insects.
Concerned citizens nationwide are looking for ways to help our troubled insects. Honeybees, Bumblebees and other insects can benefit from an increase in available flowering plants.
One small garden may seem to be a small thing. However if everyone in the neighborhood participates by adding blooming plants, this can make quite an impact on the area.
A rain garden is a beautiful addition to your yard and provides increased habitat for all local pollinators.
If you would like to know more about planting a rain garden, check out this link.
Make a big difference. Choose pollinator friendly plants that will help bees for all your landscaping projects.
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