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- Plant things that will flower over the four seasons, especially early spring flowers.
- Plan in drifts of single species/varieties because this saves the bees’ energy and attracts bees.
- Avoid insecticides.
- Don’t plant blousy double flowers/shrubs as they are sterile and have no value to insects.
- Plant a native hedge in place of a fence.
- Provide water, preferably rain water in a shallow dish with something for bees to stand on.
- Provide nest sites for wild solitary bees or allow parts of the lawn to be scrubby and longer.
- Mow your lawn less frequently and allow wild flowers to bloom and seed.
- Grow plants rich in nectar and pollen. Most bees are attracted more to purple, violet and blue which produce more nectar.