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Knowledge and resources about plants and planting are so vast they can be overwhelming. The best approach is to take advantage of information based on your areas of interest and then seek the guidance of a plant professional. Your local nursery or garden center has inspired people ready to offer advice.
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Bees are getting a lot of buzz in gardening circles lately, and for good reason: essential for pollination, bees do more work for us than we sometimes realize.
Incorporating native plants into your garden not only enhances its beauty but also plays a vital role in supporting local ecosystems and preserving biodiversity. By embracing native plants, you can create a sustainable and vibrant garden that benefits both you and the environment.
Without the actions of pollinators, agricultural economies, our food supply, and surrounding landscapes would collapse. Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce.
Soil is populated by microorganisms that serve key roles in your home garden. If you build a good soil habitat with a balanced pH, adequate nutrients, good structure, and enough organic matter, those microbes will flourish and help to protect and nourish your plants.
Do you notice yellow leaves on your trees or shrubs? It’s not fall yet! They may be turning from a lack of water, disease, insects, or a nutrient deficiency—or it might be a case of “iron chlorosis.” It sounds quite technical, but really, it just means your plant is lacking iron.