Best Practices for Wildlife
Use Native Plants
Nectar is the first step to support pollinators, however to establish habitat, you need plants that are native to the region.
Native plants are absolutely essential to establishing habitat for several key reasons.
1) The wildlife that is native to any area have adapted over time to rely on the native plant species for food and to reproduce. Without some of these plants, known as Keystone species, the native wildlife like bees, butterflies, moths, beneficial beetles, arachnids, and others cannot survive.
2) Native plants are ideally adapted to the soils, climate, and moisture right where you are. As long as you are selecting species that prefer the site conditions, your plants will be hearty, long-lasting, and need less care than the exotic plants you find at most nurseries.