Without milkweeds, life for the monarch would not be possible. Because of urban development, monarchs are going extinct from the lack of milkweed. The butterflies need it to lay their eggs and for their caterpillars to eat.
Milkweed needs little attention and can grow in a variety of areas such as gardens, managed corridors, agricultural areas, and natural/ restored areas. They also attract other types of butterflies and bees. According to the Kansas City Star, the monarch population has doubled in the past year, but we still need that population to grow.
Bring some wildlife to your yard by planting some beautiful milkweeds. To read more about creating a habitat for monarchs, visit the Monarch Join Venture or call Heinen Landscape for some expert tips.