Bring Your Landscape to Life!
The increased use of native plants in gardens and landscapes goes beyond their unique beauty. Native plants provide habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife, while helping reduce resource inputs such as water, mowing costs, and the use of fertilizer and pesticides.
Build Community. Native Plants create their own kind of community. They are the foundation of a naturally balanced eco-system. Native plants are extremely important to insects and birds. They provide nectar to pollinating butterflies, hummingbirds and bees, food to caterpillars, and seed and insect sources for birds. Plant natives, and they will come. Our Pre-Planned Gardens are an easy way to get started.
Drought Tolerance and Native Plants. Native plants are drought tolerant to the extent that they are planted where they can thrive without additional resources. To gain the benefits of drought tolerant natives and lower water use, it's necessary to choose plants that will thrive in the soil conditions at your location.To make the best choices, try the Plant Finder tool to find plants by soil type, soil conditions and features. Or go to Native Plants and Wildflowers to see plants arranged by soil types.
Environmental Solutions. Rain gardens, erosion control, detention basins, shoreline buffers – these are are ways that native plants help solve our environmental problems. Plants with deep root systems help protect topsoil and capture stormwater runoff. They mitigate flooding, and protect our streams, rivers and lakes from harmful contaminants.
Low Maintenance, Lower Carbon Footprint. Natural landscaping with native wildflowers and grasses creates beautiful low-maintenance spaces that reduce the need for mowing and eliminate the need for fertilization. Looking for ideas for that 1/2 acre you’re mowing but not using? One of our seed mixes could be the perfect solution.