April 13th


Did you know that 75% of the world’s flowering plants depend on pollinators to reproduce? Or that about one in every three bites of food we eat exists because of pollinators?

You can help the butterflies, bees, bats, hummingbirds and other pollinators by choosing to plant flowering plants that support them this spring. Backyards, school yards, green roofs, parks, planted medians and other green spaces provide food and shelter for pollinators.

Here are some important things to keep in mind:

  • Select flowering plants that thrive in your yard’s conditions.
  • Consider things like climate zone, soil type, sun/shade ratio and average rainfall needed to keep the plants healthy.
  • Plant a healthy balance of grasses, garden flowers, shrubs and trees that will provide year-round food and shelter for pollinators.

Want to learn more? Check out the TurfMutt infographic about planing for the planet.