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To help bees, skip herbicides and pesticides, keep lawns naturally diverse

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) A new study from urban ecologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggests that when urban and suburban lawns are left untreated with herbicides, they provide a diversity of 'spontaneous' flowers such as dandelions and clover that offer nectar and pollen to bees and other pollinators.
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