There’s nothing like the comforting hum of bees buzzing around your home oasis on a hot summer day. It’s no secret that some bee species are in trouble thanks to things like toxic pesticides, invasive plants, and climate change. Luckily, there are a few things we can do to make our backyard more bee-friendly.
Skip the toxic pesticides and kill weeds naturally.
Swipe the pest aside without toxic pesticides! According to the USDA website, toxic pesticides can negatively impact our friendly pollinators that help keep this world growing! So, consider replacing your store-bought weed spray and seek more natural, non-toxic alternatives.
Make your lawn organic.
Your backyard might be manicured to perfection, but is it bee-friendly? There are steps you can take to develop a beautiful backyard that neighbors will envy and pollinators will love. It’s better for you and the Earth, too. Check out our lawn care guide to make yours safer and better than ever.
P.S. Did you know that most of the playing fields and parks kids play on are treated with a chemical cocktail of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides? Here at Stonyfield, we’re on a mission to make playing fields organic, one field at a time. You can learn more about this initiative and how to get involved here.
Don’t stop at flowers! Think about other bee-friendly plants, too.
Pollinators like bees love fresh flowers (who doesn’t?). But there are other things they’re attracted to as well, such as trees and herbs. Think about how you can diversify your planting this year so you can maximize your pollination support.