- Barbara Bour
Design Hacks: Bees Need Bloom, Birds Need Habitat
Updated: Jan 19, 2020
In 2019 there was the news about 30% decline in bird populations, then our hives where raided by someone's hungry bees early fall.
It' time to rethink the suburban yard, starting with the easy stuff:
Avoid chemicals and blowing: More on organic lawn care available on this site. Common lawn weeds support insects and pollinators
Rethink the suburban yard, one step at a time.
Native perennials to feed beneficial insects.
Large flowering shrubs shelter and feed birds
Shade trees to cool, soak up carbon and storm water, provide habitat
Leave your leaves to shelter beneficial insects and other critters