Do Just One Thing for August 14, 2017

Forgoing chemical herbicides for your lawn is great for bees; the weeds that grow on lawns -- like clover and dandelions -- are very beneficial for them (and other pollinators like them, too). These short wildflowers thrive very easily and give honeybees needed nutrients. Other “weeds” like blackberry bushes can also be great flowers for bees. But if you want to get rid of wildflowers or weeds, do this: Let them come to bloom first, so bees can take advantage of them, and then cut them back before they seed. This will help you maintain weed control while helping bees and other pollinators at the same time.


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