Developing a Butterfly Garden


Butterflies are beautiful creatures, and there is so much that we need to consider in order to help them stay around. They’re necessary for ecosystems and, more often than not, they are what help to pollinate different types of flowers.

But, some types of butterflies are going extinct, which is why we need to consider options to help them. Developing a butterfly garden in your yard is a good way to make sure that you’re doing your part in helping butterflies to get the resources they need. Here are a few things that you want to think about as you start to develop your own butterfly garden.

Choose Your Plants Carefully

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There are a ton of different plants that you can choose in order to draw the butterflies to their special location. Lavender and milkweed are two of the most common, but you can also utilize marjoram, butterfly bushes, bluestar, Marigolds, and Black-Eyed Susans in your garden to get the best results.  A variety of plants will not only be helpful in regards to attracting butterflies, but you can be sure that you’re attracting all sorts of butterflies as well.

You may also want to consider some caterpillar friendly plants, like Swallowtails, painted ladies, and herbs like dill and fennel. You may also find some success if you decide to plant aspen, willow, and elm trees in your yard as well. The trees protect them more and can be a good spot for cocoons.

Don’t Use any Pesticides

This may seem obvious, but you want to be sure that you aren’t using any sort of pesticide in your garden. If you’re concerned about problems with different types of destructive bugs and other pests, you want to be sure that you find some natural options that will make a difference and keep them away. That way, you can still take care of the butterflies that are coming to visit your garden without putting them at risk at all.

Join the Big Butterfly Count

Every year, the Butterfly Conservation Group does what is called the Big Butterfly Count. They’re trying to keep track of as much information as possible in regards to butterflies and how many are left in the wild, and this is a way to do it. If you’re looking to help in some form or fashion, you can check out the website or download the app in order to determine how you can play a role in making this happen. There are other options for helping with butterfly conservation as well; be sure that you explore what’s out there and see what fits your location and its butterfly needs.

Talk with your landscapers from  or another company. There are a lot of different ways that you can be sure to get butterflies into your yard. Not only will it be beautiful, but you’ll be playing your part in saving some of our most important pollinators in the world. Do some research, find out what gardening options work best in your region and then proceed with making the best butterfly garden you’ve ever seen.

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