What does pollination mean for your landscape? It might be more important than you think.
In the course of commencing genetic diversity, the Florida pollinators such as insects, bats, and birds offer their assistance by transferring pollen that helps plants reproduce. However, not many of us are aware of the importance of pollinators which leads us to overuse pesticides. This accidental misuse can lead to habitat loss, species endangerment, the spread of invasive plant species, and much more. In order to sustain our natural resources, we will discuss the various Florida pollinators and how to protect them from declining.
Pollinators, such as bees, moths, flies, birds, etc., visit plants or flowers to drink nectar and help carry pollen from plant to plant. This process begins the fertilization of plants which enables them to produce fruits, seeds, and young plants. Almost all flowering plants need pollinators to reproduce and maintain the healthy ecosystem that keeps the air clean, stabilizes soil, and supports other wildlife.
The current status of the pollinator population is declining. Disease, pollution, and the misuse of chemicals are many extreme examples that lead the population of pollinators to continue to shrink over time. In order to keep a healthy landscape, this requires a healthy ecosystem to exist. Here are some ways to attract pollinators to your garden and create a thriving ecosystem.
While sustenance of our natural resources and a healthy ecosystem is vital, it is not always easy for everyone to implement the strategies to invite pollinators. This is where Down To Earth Landscape & Irrigation comes in.
If you are someone who wishes for a pollinator-friendly garden and aspires to grow your own fruits and vegetables, then hire our professional landscape team who are experts in this field. At Down to Earth Landscape & Irrigation, we offer a wide range of services from mulching to seasonal planting, and much more. Contact us today for more landscaping and irrigation information.