With autumn now upon us, many will be thinking about their gardens, wanting to ensure their plants cope with the change in weather and their outdoor spaces remain charming areas as the colder months draw in.
While ensuring your garden is aesthetically pleasing is a priority, it is important not to exclude your garden from the world’s all-important pollinators as you de-weed and clear.
This is why below, we look at just a few ways you can make your garden bee-friendly this autumn.
Buy a bee hotel
Whether you do not have the space to introduce bee-friendly flowers or only have a balcony, there are still ways to welcome in the bees. One way is with a Bee Hotel. A Bee Hotel provides a place for bees to rest and nest.
Plant nectar-rich plants
By planting nectar-rich plants, you ensure your garden is an attractive area for bees to reside. Great options include asters, colchicum, single-flowered dahlias, Japanese anemones, salvias and sedum.
Leave a long patch of grass
Lots of insects and animals enjoy the long grass, including mice. Honeybees LOVE using old mouse holes to nest in! This is why keeping an area of your grass long is always a good idea. Plus, you will save time mowing!
Create a log pile
Piles of logs are an idyllic environment for foraging bees. By filling the gaps with twigs, moss and leaves, you can create a great place for bees to retreat, get away from the rain and nest.
Buy bee hotels and bee bombs!
If you would like to create a bee-friendly environment in your garden, you can buy both bee hotels and bee flower bombs through Bee1 now! Contact us today to place your order.