Pollinator Gardens at Home

Starting or Expanding Your Home Pollinator Garden

Fall and spring are great for gardening. But you can engage with your garden in winter too! Explore, learn, prep and review pictures of plants to order.

  • Quick start list of easy pollinator plant picks.

  • Native plants lists and guides that include bloom-time charts, plant sizes, and light/water needs.

List of local and online nurseries that sell native pollinator plants and can help you get started.

Join our Seed Swap!

New to gardening? See a beginner's Step-by-step guide.

You can also get help by enlisting an eco-minded landscape architect or by connecting with a local native planting neighbor.

And it always helps to get some inspiration by visiting a local professional garden.

If you'd like some free help with vines, the Hastings Vine Squad is happy to visit your property to identify invasive ones and offer tips on their removal.

Simple Things You Can Do for a Healthier Yard

Mulch-mow your leaves or rake them into your beds. Click here for more our GPLB page and more info.

Visit our Pesticides page for more info. Pesticides kill pollinators - and are a contributing cause of cancers in people and pets.

Join No Mow May

Join us in not mowing your lawn in early spring, to allow early foragers more range. The clover, dandelions and violets that come up in your lawn provide food for early pollinators.

If you'd like to join us, all you have to do is to not mow right away (feel free to mow a path through your lawn). You can identify your no-mow yard with one of our no-mow signs. These will be available for purchase at the beginning of May - stay tuned. Thanks to Kimi Weart for the beautiful design!

Encourage Others: Display a Medallion

These 6" round metal medallions are for sale for $10 (plus $2 service fee, which covers postage to your house).

Order online here.

To add your garden to the map, click here.

To see where pollinator gardens are in Hastings, click here.