Leave Your Garden Up
Written by Debby Walters | November 22, 2016 |
Gardens in the winter provide an environmentally sound alternative to a barren, cold landscape devoid of life. Overwintered gardens are very important habitat for pollinators. Native bees nest in dried stalks of plants and birds feed on the seeds and fruits. Many native plant species rely on re-seeding to sustain themselves. Intact gardens help to filter water runoff, keeping our water cleaner and replenishing our aquifers. If you must trim plants, leave most of the plant intact and stack the debris nearby in a sheltered area for our hibernating pollinators.
Taken from http://www.pollinatorfriendly.org/