Why is it important to have pollinators in your garden?

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Why is it important to have pollinators in your garden?

If you are passionate about gardening, then “pollinator” would be a familiar term for you. As you know, pollinators are responsible for reproduction in plants. And we are going through a period when pollinators are in trouble and their count is decreasing. Here you can read more about pollinators in your garden and why is it necessary to make your garden pollinator-friendly.

Why are pollinators important?

The answer is simple. The plants in your garden need pollinators to produce seeds and fruits. If your plants are not producing the expected quantity of fruits or seeds, it may be because of lack of pollination. Bees, butterflies, wasps and many other insects and birds are agents of pollination. They fly from flower to flower in search of nectar. And as part of this process, pollens will also get transported from one flower to the other and fertilization occurs. In fact, insect pollination is crucial for the plants to give us fruits and vegetables.

Plants doesn’t need pollens for grow flowers. But pollens are necessary to turn the flowers to fruits. There are a few plants that do not insect pollination to grow fruits. However, plants like avocado, carrots, tomato, cranberries, blueberries, etc. definitely require pollination.

Tips to know

Do you have a landscaped garden? Do you find lack of fruit cultivation? Do you doubt there is lack of pollination? Well, there are many reasons that hinder the pollination process. If your garden is at a location that is windy or rainy, the pollination rate will be less. Here goes a few tips to try out in order to make your garden pollinator-friendly.

  • Say no to insecticides

Do not use pesticides and insecticides on plants that completely depend on pollination for reproduction. You can switch to bug controls or try out other methods to limit the insects that cause harm to crops.

  • Don’t sprinkle water overhead

Do not pour water overhead on the plants as it will prevent the possibility of pollination. Mostly, pollination occurs at morning or evening when insects come with pollens. Try drip irrigation methods instead.

  • Grow  a pollinator garden

Grow a pollinator garden close to your vegetable or fruit garden so that pollinators will be attracted to your garden and apparently pollination occurs.

  • Improve pollinator diversity

Make sure you plant different types of flowers in the pollinator garden as some of the pollinators are choosy. Also ensure the garden is set up on a sunny site.

Get expert suggestion

The above said tips are generalized suggestions. It is always better to consult an expert consultant and take suggestions accordingly to make your garden fruitful again.

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