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Bee Friendly Landscaping Ideas

Undoubtedly, you’ve heard about the recent drastic decline in honeybees and may want to find out if there is anything you can do to support maintaining and even increasing the local bee populations. Well, the excellent news is that there's a lot that you, as a homeowner can do to play your part in helping local bee populations thrive.

One thing you can do is use your landscape to feed local bee populations. Planting flowers that provide bees with nectar and pollen increase biodiversity for all bees, not just honeybees. If you have a lot of flowers, whether they are native or not, the flowers provide bees with vital nectar and pollen. Unfortunately, we are so often focused on a beautiful green lawn, free of flowers, which doesn’t contribute ecologically. A plain green lawn doesn't do anything for bees or other organisms.

So, what can you do to contribute to the survival of the bee population? A real kicker for improving your property to become bee friendly is maintaining an unbroken succession of blooms that last all season long. Include an assembly of plants on your landscape that bloom all spring and summer. Bees depend heavily on having a lot of blooms flowering in mid-summer which is the time of year that bees are producing the next year's queens. The real key here is to time your planting calendar to be sure something is always blooming on your property.

Keep notes of the times during the year that are naturally short on healthy flowering plants, and fill in those deficiencies. A good candidate for healthy flowering plants is the sunflower. Sunflowers are a mid-summer blooming flower. They can be planted at a time when there are not a lot of other things naturally blooming. Some sages are also midsummer blooms. Crepe myrtle is another midsummer bloom.

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Latest Reviews

Steve did an outstanding job with our landscaping. He showed up when he said he would and worked within our budget. His workers take pride in their work and picked up after themselves at the end of the day. We couldn't be anymore impressed with the experience and quality of the work performed.

William McKinney
June 21, 2024

I am very pleased with the work Mansfield Landscaping did for me. They completed my project timely and on budget. Plus they service the customer well.

Robert C. “Nate” Natale
June 7, 2024

Steve Mansfield and his landscaping team did a beautiful job. They were available within a reasonable time frame. They put in grass and palms, as well as rocks and smaller plants. Our Tropical Oasis is complete. Thank you Steve. Steve is very knowledgeable in plants and landscaping. See our before and after.

Miss Pearl
June 5, 2024

Steve and his crew were an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. We recently added a pool to our home and wanted a totally new landscape look. Steve guided us through the process and the result is exactly what we had envisioned. We started work three days after signing the contract and entire project was completed in less than two weeks. The Mansfield Landscaping team provided quality work and materials and managed every detail to a successful conclusion. Steve was on the jobsite everyday to oversee the progress of the job and to address any questions or concerns we may have had. We highly recommend Mansfield Landscaping for any landscaping project; large or small.

sevencheck
May 23, 2024

Kathy and I were very happy with Mansfield Landscaping. All the work was done to our specifications.

Don Manuel
April 29, 2024

Project completed in 3 days. Love it

Kathleen Weber
April 29, 2024

Highly recommend! I had a rough vision of a new patio I wanted in my backyard. Steve came out talked it through with me and got a quote on the spot. After signing job started in less than two weeks and was done in a few days. Really happy with the crew that came out as well and Steve checked in on the work. Job well done.

Joanne S
April 11, 2024

We have a home that was built in 1956 that still maintained some of its original landscaping and was in dire need of updating. A phone pop-up ad directed us to Mansfield landscaping and after researching the website and other reviews we contacted Steve Mansfield for an estimate. There is a reason why he says he will be your last or only estimate. Steve was prompt for the estimate appointment and spent over an hour offering suggestions and gathering input from us about what we wanted while also making suggestions of what would work best. Once we agreed on cost and scope of the project, the work started on the date specified and was finished on time with superior results. Steve’s crew provided quality work and materials and paid extreme attention to the smallest details, including a thorough cleanup at the end of each workday. We were extremely comfortable with his knowledge and level of input to the project, and equally impressed by his multiple trips to oversee the project while it was ongoing, as well as coming by for a final inspection to make sure we were completely satisfied. We would highly recommend Steve and Mansfield Landscaping for any project of this magnitude.

Duff Chamberlain
March 18, 2024

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Mansfield

Landscaping

(352) 561-8537

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Retail Nursery & Hardscape Showroom

Our Retail Nursery and Outdoor Landscaping Showroom is open when the front gate is open or by appointment only.

8440 County Rd 48, Yalaha, FL 34797

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