Letter: Hold out a tiny lengthier to clear up gardens

Set down the rake and refold your paper leaf baggage, for the reason that it is much too early to thoroughly clean up your backyard garden!

Many home proprietors do not understand that beneficial bugs and bees shell out the winter sheltering in the debris left behind in the slide the fallen leaves and leftover stalks supply a secure shelter for the bugs we need to pollinate our gardens. When these creatures are disturbed far too early they die. I think we have ample demise and destruction in the planet without having even further decimating the insect population. Do you actually want to be the Putin of gardening?

You should do not thoroughly clean up your gardens right until the temperature has been 50 levels day and night for a 7 days. Please, or I could be forced to get absent your rake. “In the past, we have asked a single matter of our gardens: that they be pretty. Now they have to help life, sequester carbon, feed pollinators and deal with h2o.” (Douglas W. Tallamy)

Whilst I am on the subject matter – reduce the size of archaic standing image that surrounds your home, aka the garden. Lawns are an environmental desert that do not support any insects or birds. We can begin to conserve the environment if we: 1. “leave the leaves” in the slide, 2. plant native species, 3. plant extra oak trees, 4. enable your garden snooze in the spring and 5. get rid of your garden. (And drop something hefty on the aforementioned Putin.)

Barbara Dee
South Portland

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