Without pollinator species, food crops cannot grow
Instead, let us fight against harmful emissions of over-using our lawn mowers, weed whackers, whipper snippers (the list goes on…) and let us fight against the increasingly high prices of fuel.
Dandelions are one of the first flowering species we see in the Maritimes. This flower is an essential food source for the bees. In the spring, various bee species are looking for meals of pollen and/or nectar to kickstart their extremely important jobs in the hive. All the fruit, nut, berry and seed trees/shrubs on your property cannot produce any of that without the bees and other species of pollinators. Nature hobbyists everywhere crave getting their hands in the mud, planting seeds to get beautiful flowers and food crops on their property! Dandelions are also helpful for the soil; as the taproots grow deeper, they create gaps in the soil which aerates the ground and promotes growth of other native species, nearby.
What should you do?
It is best to let the dandelions flourish, to supply the bees with that first substantial food source which gives them the energy to help create food for us and other animals. Please join our nature lovers at Helping Nature Heal and take part in No Mow May; the pollinators will thank you!
How we can help:
Contact Helping Nature Heal to make an appointment with one of our consultants to conduct a site visit on your property. We listen to our clients and will help you work towards that ecological & sustainable landscape you have been wanting! We now offer drone services* which aids in our planning strategy. Our expertise and crew can create a buffer zone on your shoreline property to help manage excess nutrients from entering waterways nearby. We create beautiful rain gardens and water diverting strategies to mitigate surface water (overland flow), as well as many other strategies. We can create raised bed gardens for veggies, flowers or a combination of both; the nature around you will be encouraged to visit such as hummingbirds and various bird species, butterflies, bees and other pollinator species.
*Drone services are an additional cost.