8 Tips For Creating A Beautiful Pollinator Garden

Choose Native Plants

One of the best methods to attract and sustain pollinators is to grow native plants.

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Provide a Water Source

Bees, like people, need clean water. Add a birdbath or small pond to your garden for bees. Give bees pebbles or stones to land on while drinking to keep them safe.

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Limit or Eliminate Pesticide Use

Pesticides must be limited or avoided for a bee-friendly garden. These pollutants can kill pollinators and disturb their behavior.

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Plant for Continuous Bloom

Select a variety of flowering plants that bloom at different times to provide a steady feeding source. 

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Provide Nesting Opportunities

Pollinators need feed and breeding locations to form colonies. For ground-nesting bees, use bee hotels, hollow stems, and bare ground.

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Avoid Hybridized Plants

Although hybridized plants have prettier flowers, they yield less nectar and pollen.

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Create Different Heights and Textures

Bees and other pollinators like a varied landscape with heights and textures. Include towering sunflowers, mid-sized coneflowers, and low-growing herbs.

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Practice Responsible Garden Maintenance

Healthy gardens require regular maintenance, but pollinators must be considered.

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