How to Make Your Garden Bee-Friendly
Bees are one of the most important parts of our ecosystem. They pollinate all sorts of different plants, from the food we eat to the flowers we cultivate to make our homes beautiful. Here are some tips for choosing the right plants and fencing for your garden to help you to make the most bee-friendly garden possible and do your part to help the planet.
Choose the Right Plants
We all know that bees are attracted to brightly colored flowers, but did you know there are some plants that are true bee-attracting superstars? Bees are particularly fond of plants with purple flowers, such as lavender, aster and lilac. Lavender is a particular favorite that comes with the benefit of smelling amazing and looking lovely.
If you choose the plants in your garden based on their practical use, don’t worry. There are a number of herbs that are also great for attracting bees to your garden. One herb that’s a favorite of cooks, gardeners and bees is basil. If you’re at all fond of cooking Italian food, fresh basil offers an easy way to make your dishes taste amazing. Chives, rosemary and sage are other kitchen staples that will both attract bees to your garden and give you a fresh supply of organic herbs.
Home Your Plants in Creative Places
Unlike flowers and bushes that need to be planted in the ground, climbing plants can live in a wide range of places. If you have an aluminum fence in your garden, you’ll be happy to know that aluminum fences can make a fantastic home for a wide range of climbing plants. In addition to looking good and keeping your home secure, you can use aluminum fences to display a wide range of vines and climbing plants like Carmel creeper and wisteria. That way, you’ll be making your home beautiful in a way that suits your tastes while doing your part to help the local wildlife.
Take up Beekeeping
Perhaps you already have a garden full of bee-friendly plants and a garden fence that’s home to lots of bee-friendly vines and climbers, but you want to do even more to help keep your local ecosystem healthy. In that case, you might consider taking up beekeeping as a hobby. Beekeeping is a fantastic hobby that allows you to collect high-quality, organic honey each season while doing your part to help your local ecosystem.
If you have children or dogs, you might want to consider fencing off the area around your beehive with small wooden or aluminum fences. The bees will still be able to fly into or out of the hive to collect the pollen they need, and any curious children or pets won’t get too close and end up being stung.
As you can see, it’s easy to turn your garden into a paradise for bees. You can plant shrubs in the ground or give climbers a home on your fence. You can grow herbs for your kitchen or flowers to brighten your yard. All these things are great for helping your local ecosystem while giving you a garden in which you can really enjoy spending time.