NEW: Urban landscapes can be designed to welcome pollinators. Which plants, shrubs and trees we select and how we care for them can make a difference in supporting bees and butterflies. Learn how to protect and increase pollinators in your landscape. “Protecting and enhancing pollinators in urban landscapes for the U.S. North Central Region” provides information for landscapers and gardeners who want to attract pollinators and protect them during pest management tactics.
Smart Gardening to Protect Pollinators Tip Sheets
- NEW: Smart gardening to support monarchs
- NEW: Smart lawn care to protect pollinators
- Gardening for pollinators: Smart plants to support pollinators
- Invite pollinators to your garden by creating a smart habitat
- Updated: Smart lawn alternatives to protect pollinators
Visit the Pollinators and Pollination Resource page for tip sheets, videos and more on smart gardening to protect pollinators.
Published on September 4, 2018
Swallow-worts are an invasive plant species that kill the larvae of monarch butterflies, are toxic to deer and livestock, and choke out more desirable plant species.
Michigan is a great place to grow fruit, vegetables, flowers and landscape plants. MSU Extension offers many resources including the popular Master Gardener Volunteer Program.