Ty believes that for homeowners or people that want to introduce bees into their yard, even if they don't want to keep bees but instead want to keep them in their yards and gardens, the most important thing is just think about things that have a long bloom time. Anything in the mint family is obviously going to attract a lot of bees, as will lavenders. There are so many resources out there that address pollinator attractor plants. But be mindful when planting a big block of something, to then include plants that will bloom at different times of the year or include plants that bloom for a long time. Bees are going to stay in your yard because if it's easy food, they're going to keep coming back.
By Stephanie Pratt, Instant Hedge,
Photographs courtesy of Instant Hedge
When fall hits, we often find ourselves in a frenzied state of cleaning up our gardens. However, fall is really one of the best times to plant trees and shrubs, and it's the ideal time to install a new hedge! Here are a few reasons why:
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