Pollinator Planting

Pollinators require flowers for nectar and pollen as food. Flowers are lost as land is changed and developed, making life harder for our important pollinators. Luckily, we can all help pollinators by improving our landscapes. We can improve our landscapes in many different ways: by planting pollinator supportive lawns, gardens, large-scale plots, and trees.

Do what you can, when you can. Keep in mind that bigger pollinator plots make the most difference, but the additive effect of small plots and gardens can help too. Depending on your yard and budget, you will find a planting strategy that works best for you. Planting for pollinators is a rewarding and beautiful way to do something good for the environment.

Check out the following pages for more information on the different ways you can plant for pollinators.

White clover lawn

Pollinator Lawns

Flowers in a garden

Pollinator Gardens

Large-scale Pollinator Plantings

Large-scale Pollinator Plantings

Tall tree

Pollinator Supportive Trees

Close up of wood from native bee house

Native Bee Houses


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