Pollinator gardens are an important way to improve the pollinator ecosystem and add beauty to your yard.
While there are definitely some aspects of nature that you do not want to draw to your Durham, North Carolina home (such as mosquitos!), it can give you a good feeling to know your landscaping provides a home and resource for butterflies, birds, and the pollinators that need our protection.
At Garden Environments, we can design an area of your landscaping that is perfect for this objective. Pollinator gardens are an environmentally friendly way to approach landscaping that we are quite passionate about. They aren’t just appropriate for families who are growing a vegetable garden, but for anyone who enjoys watching insects labor away at their daily tasks and wants to help them thrive.
There are four aspects of pollinator gardens that are important. First of all, we use native plants because they will be the favorite of the native species of pollinators. The second aspect is using a variety of these plants because each type of pollinator has its own favorite source of nectar. We are also looking to achieve the third aspect, which is a variety of colors. This adds beauty for your enjoyment, while also being more successful for attracting pollinators. Finally, we show you how to maintain your pollinator gardens without the use of pesticides which would be harmful, even fatal, to the pollinators.
If you would like to know more about pollinator gardens or would like to discuss making this addition to your landscape design, reach out to us today to schedule a consultation.