Now more than ever, people are looking for ways to positively impact the world around them. Whether it be wearing a mask in public, fighting injustices, or standing up for what we believe in, we can all make changes that will help make the world a better place. Believe it or not, you can make a difference in your own backyard through your landscaping.
Build a Bee Garden
Bees are the unsung heroes of the environment. They pollinate plants, they aid in growing produce and they make delicious honey. You can help the honeybees in your own backyard by incorporating a bee bath, planting flowers that are bee-friendly and building bee homes.
Bee baths are the perfect place for bees to drink and take a break from collecting pollen. You can either buy a bee bath, or you can DIY one very easily. All you need is a shallow dish, some rocks to create little islands, and some water! Fill it up with a little bit of water every day to create a bee-utilful oasis.
Having a variety of flowers in your bee garden will ensure constant food for the bees. Bees love single flower types, like daisies, because the pollen is easily accessible as opposed to denser flowers like roses. You can keep your bee garden populated through the fall by planting flowers such as goldenrod.
Utilize Natural Products over Chemicals
Herbicides, pesticides and some inorganic fertilizers can have negative effects on your surroundings. Some of these chemicals can make your pets sick if ingested and can harm the insects that help keep the ecosystem running. There are more natural alternatives, such as vinegar, that will give you the same results without the added toxicity.
Are you feeling inspired to put good into your landscaping? When you call Western Lehigh at 610-395-5557 today, we can help create a backyard oasis for you while you create one for the bees. Visit our Pinterest board for fresh inspiration!