Pollinator Week has just wrapped up. This year’s festivities, held during “National Pollinator Week” and managed by the Pollinator Partnership, were packed with fun and educational opportunities for people of all ages and walks of life. Through numerous virtual and in-person gatherings, webinars, planting sessions, and garden and farm tours, Pollinator Week inspired Bay Area residents and businesses to plant green spaces designed to attract these beneficial insects. Are you ready to do your part to help boost declining pollinator populations? In our Pollinator Week 2022 review, our landscape management experts will discuss ways your business can help these tiny champions of our ecosystem.
Why are Pollinators Important?
Pollinators move pollen between flowers. Without them, 75 to 95% of plants wouldn’t be able to reproduce. Each pollinator, including creatures like bees, butterflies, birds, bats, moths, flies, wasps, and beetles, plays a unique role, impacting plants and the wildlife that depends on them. They are essential. One-third of the foods we eat wouldn’t be available without pollinators. Plant-derived medicines and plant-based fibers used for clothing and textiles rely on them. Pollinators are essential to the agriculture industry, the economy, and human and planetary health – but they are in danger of extinction. Fortunately, small choices can create a brighter future for these beneficial organisms.
Support Beneficial Insects with Pollinator-Friendly Landscape Design
Plant for pollinators in any available green space on your Bay Area commercial property. These creatures are hungering for habitat, which is increasingly rare. Native flowering plants, shrubs, and trees supply beneficial animals with nectar, pollen, and safe places to nest year-round. Our sustainable landscape installation professionals suggest native, drought-tolerant plant life, which requires less water and care and resists pests and diseases.
Boost Biodiversity and Upgrade to Sustainable Landscaping
Reduce or eliminate turf and high-maintenance non-native plants, replacing them with a wider variety of drought-tolerant, native alternatives that offer pollinators food and shelter. Don’t plant things that don’t belong in your ecosystem. Landscape designs that work with nature cost a fraction of conventional alternatives. Native plants attract beneficial insects like nematodes, ladybugs, and mantids that keep your plants healthy. They are also much easier to care for, helping you save on landscape maintenance and irrigation.
Choose Eco-Safe Landscape Management Services
When it’s time for landscape maintenance or you’re battling pests and diseases, opt for eco-friendly landscape management services that safeguard pollinator health. Our trained staff knows how to manage plant healthcare issues without harming pollinators. We take an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach, vigilantly monitoring your landscape, using organic landscaping practices whenever possible, and avoiding chemical herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Protecting the ecosystem is our priority.
Shrink Your Carbon Footprint
Make environmentally conscious choices. Reduce consumption. Avoid chemicals of all kinds – indoors and out. Buy locally whenever possible, choosing certified sustainable, pollinator-safe products. Support pollinators and beneficial insects, creating eco-friendly green spaces filled with plants that sequester carbon, improve soil and air quality, reduce runoff, and keep streams and rivers clean.
Pollinator Week 2022 showed how small steps could add up to significant change. Take action now, promoting pollinator health and well-being at your San Jose Bay Area, Palo Alto, Burlingame, Pleasanton, Hayward, Fremont, Livermore, or Walnut Creek business with help from Gachina Landscape Management. Contact us at 650-853-0400 to schedule an appointment, or fill out our online contact form to learn more about creating pollinator-friendly landscapes today.