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Ins and Outs of Pollination with Your Landscaping in Denver


October 25, 2017

Looking for a way to enhance your landscape? A great idea this fall is to liven it up by adding pollinators into your outdoor spaces. While many look to bees as being the pollinator, there are many plants and trees that can be incorporated to serve as pollinators for your landscape. Many insects (other than bees) are actually pollinators as well. Learn more about what pollination is, the benefits of plants that pollinate this beautiful Denver landscape, and different pollinating plants and trees that you can add.

What is Pollination?

Pollination is when pollen from a plant or flower is transported from the male part of the plant to the female part. Through this process, plants are able to create seeds, which in turn can be used to make more plants. When it comes to pollinating, there are two different types of plants that have two separate ways of pollination. The first way is through self-pollination, and the second is through cross-pollination. The latter means pollen is transported by weather, bees, or another type of carrier. In either case, once the process is done, seeds are created.  

Benefits of Plants that Pollinate

There are many benefits of having plants or flowers in a landscape or garden that produce long term results. Plants that pollinate also help to provide cleaner air in your environment. They also help to keep a landscape healthy for the soil, water, and other elements surrounding the plant. When there are plants in your landscape, it can produce a higher yield for the other plants in a garden as well. When you have different pollinators in a lawn, make sure you talk to your local arborist and landscaping specialist about what you can use in your garden or landscape to deter pests. Many pesticides are harmful to pollinators and it’s best to properly care for them, so they can care for your landscape! Learn more about the pollination of tree fruits from Colorado State University.

Pollinating Plants and Trees

If you are looking for plants or trees that are good pollinators, there are many options to incorporate in your garden. One of the top types of pollinators are sunflowers. These gorgeous flowers will do wonders to help the soil and environment around your home and help your overall landscape thrive. Another great pollinating flower to add is lavender. They are appealing flowers that will help provide a pleasant fragrance around your home where you have them planted. Yarrows are another colorful addition that provide a bold and unique appearance, all while helping to pollinate the garden and landscaping around your home.

As you plan to make additions to your landscape or garden, American Arbor Care can help. Our team of experts will help you find plants that will pollinate your lawn and create an overall healthier environment. Looking to create a vibrant introduction to fall? Color for your fall landscape in Denver is a great way to spruce up the outside of your home. No matter what your landscaping needs are, we are here to help. Contact us today at 303-639-8584 to get started. Whether your changes are large or small, we will assist with all of your landscape needs.