If you are trying to achieve a healthy lawn that promotes the health of the environment, then you should consider making your yard more bee friendly. While having the perfect lawn seems like a good idea, the pesticides used to get that perfect look are harmful to the bees trying to pollinate the area. Letting your yard grow longer to attract bees to it and increase pollination. While it’s not perfectly manicured, your lawn will be healthier.
- the insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers we dump on our lawns can be extremely harmful to pollinators. Systemic lawn insecticides cause nearby flowers and their pollen to contain these chemicals, which weaken bees’ immunity or kills them.
- a pollinator friendly lawn grass should contain other low-growing plants besides grasses such as white clover lilyturf violets
- Placing bee hotels around your lawn will also attract native pollinators. It may take a little time to get a bee-friendly lawn established but will be well worth it in the long run.
“Creating pollinator friendly lawns means allowing your lawn grasses to grow three inches long or taller, forming flower heads and seeds to attract pollinators; this longer grass also helps the lawn retain moisture.”