"If you are a gardener or landscaper, you have by now figured out that plants are essential to pollinators such as bees and butterflies and even more important, that plant pollinators are essential to a healthy ecosystem. Without getting carried away and breaking into a chorus of "Kumbaya", I believe I can safely say that anyone with half a brain wants to bring more pollinators into the garden.
The reason we like talking about pollinators is that our gardens are part of a greater ecosystem. The natural order of any ecosystem is that plants need to flower and produce seed; one of the most important ways of pollination is through insects. To introduce pollinator-friendly plants to the landscape is not difficult.
Simply replacing some of the lawn and creating a small garden space makes the world a better place. I love my lawn, but it is a sterile environment for everything but weed seeds, so I welcome my flowers, trees and shrubs, and they, in turn, welcome bees, butterflies and birds."