Master Gardener Tips May 17, 2024


By Debbie Post, University of Nebraska Extension Master Gardener.

If you want to attract more pollinators to your yard, remove more lawn grass, and choose instead to add native plants and bushes, patio or container boxes with blooming plants. Leave some natural debris such as dead stems and dry leaves, especially for overwintering insects. Decrease your use of pesticides and check out more organic resources for weed control. Use a rake instead of a leaf blower. Appreciate those bugs. Most of them provide free services such as pollination pest control and waste decomposition.