Making your garden welcoming to birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators is good for your plants and good for the pollinators.
From the aesthetically lovely to the downright spooky (bats, we’re looking at you!), these creatures are vital to our watershed, food systems, and terrestrial wildlife and are worth as much awareness as we can give them.
Did you know that approximately 75% of all flowering plants rely on animal pollinators and over 200,000 species of animals act as pollinators? Of those, about 1,000 are hummingbirds, bats, and small mammals. The rest are insects such as beetles, bees, ants, wasps, butterflies, and moths. In fact, you can thank bats next time you drink a margarita—they pollinate the blue agave from which tequila is made, and thank bees for helping you get going with your morning “cup of joe.”
Lambert’s pollinator stewardship program is an added benefit of our company’s organic garden management philosophy, which guarantees that our clients’ gardens thrive as pollinator-friendly, biodiverse ecosystems. Our approaches include using nontoxic pest management products and applications, complementary planting and maintenance strategies, and designs that are not only remarkable for their intrinsic beauty but also welcoming, functional, and value adding.
Our clients tell us that they appreciate the health and well-being this approach offers their families, and we are fairly certain the birds, butterflies, and bees that feast on natural food sources and healthy garden habitats are happy as well.
The proof is in Lambert’s lead-by-example approach: our clients’ gardens are beautiful, robustly healthy, sustainably irrigated – water use is improved via organic approaches to soil health – and invasive pests, including mosquitos, and plant disease and pathogens are biologically controlled.
For more than three decades, Lambert’s and its tree services arm, Moore Tree Care, have maintained healthy plants and trees without using synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. We believe that the coordinated use of organic techniques and naturally-sourced materials can successfully inhibit and/or prevent most all pest, disease and fertility issues in the landscape while providing a lush, biologically diverse environment for bees, birds, bats, and good bugs to thrive.
The ecology of Texas and the location of Dallas on the migratory map for Monarch butterflies and hummingbirds means we have to take special care to protect pollinators and promote sustainable solutions for all living elements in the garden.
And we’ll do that by starting in your own backyard.
Please contact Dan Morgan, Lambert Landscape Company Director of Quality to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org