Encouraging and maintaining healthy native bee populations in your yard requires the presence of nesting habitat in addition to forage.
Native pollinators have evolved close associations with the plants specific to their native regions.
Vines for Louisiana Landscapes is a new full-color, 16-page publication from the LSU AgCenter about how you can use vines in your landscapes. With 19 photographs, it covers everything from Confederate jasmine to Chinese wisteria and includes recommendations for selecting the right type of vine for your situation, as well as tips on planting and maintenance. Cost: $5 plus tax and shipping.
Rainfall sensors are necessary for automatic in-ground irrigation systems to bypass irrigation events during rainfall to conserve water resources and maintain plant health. (pdf format only)
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture