North Florida Plants for Pollinator Friendly Landscaping

Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators are essential to the health of our ecosystem and to the production of many crops, but their populations are on the decline. Bees have been especially hard hit, with disease, pesticides, and other hazards causing their numbers to shrink alarmingly. However, you can help! Read on for some pollinator friendly landscaping tips from Mr. Tree and Lawn Service, your source for landscaping, lawncare, and tree services in Gainesville.

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Make your landscaping last.

Installing a mix of plants in your yard that will bloom from early spring through late fall ensures that pollinators will be able to benefit from your garden as much as possible. Bonus- this not only helps pollinators, but also ensures that your landscaping looks beautiful throughout most of the year!

Use native plants whenever possible.

Native plants are best for native pollinators, but they also provide benefits to homeowners. Because these plants are adapted to thrive in your particular climate and ecosystem, they likely require less care and fewer resources than plants that have been introduced from other climates.

Try these pollinator friendly plants.

Check out the University of Florida’s Bee Plants list to see which plants are the best for pollinators in North Florida. Some of our favorites include:

  • Black-eyed Susans
  • Marigolds
  • Sunflowers
  • Purple coneflower
  • Trailing Lantana
  • Nasturtiums
  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Chaste Tree

Ready to give your lawn and garden a bee-friendly overhaul? Give us a call for comprehensive landscape design and installation in Gainesville. We’d love to help you design a landscape that you love- and that bees love too!

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