May 19th

The family yard is now the safe outdoor space to relax, play, and de-stress, especially during these challenging times when so many are sheltering at home. The TurfMutt Foundation reminds families that nature starts right outside your back door, and one way to help nature is to make sure your yard supports our very-important pollinators.

The TurfMutt Foundation has developed an infographic on planting for pollinators. Access the infographic, “Plant It for the Planet”.

June 22-28 is designated as “National Pollinator Week.” Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S Department of the Interior, Pollinator Week is a great opportunity to encourage people to do more in their backyards to support pollinators.

Here are just a few reasons who choosing flowering plants for butterflies, bees, bats, and hummingbirds is important.

  • 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants depend on pollinators to reproduce.
  • About 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat exists because of pollinators.
  • More than 3,500 species of native bees help increase crop yields.

Backyards, school yards, green roofs, parks, planted medians, and other green spaces provide food and shelter for pollinators. You can help support pollinators by planting a healthy balance of grasses, garden flowers, shrubs, and trees.

To learn more about the benefits of our living landscapes for pollinators, people, and the planet, go to