Not everyone has a green thumb, but ask any Landscape design expert and he or she will tell you that there’s always hope! This hope comes in the form of native plants. Native plants are those that naturally thrive in your area, like in the wilderness, without any human intervention.
Because these plants have adapted to the local conditions, they make a beautiful, rugged, weather-resistant landscaping alternative.
Benefits of Native Plants in a Landscape Design
- Simpler to maintain: Because the plants are in their natural environment, they’re simpler to care for. They require less of your time, and less pruning and fewer fertilizers than common garden plants.
- Save water: Most native plants do not need more water than the normal rainfall provides, which helps conserve H2O and money.
- Fewer chemicals: Native plants naturally resist the pests in the area, so you don’t need to use pesticides in your garden.
- Attract wildlife: Native plants attract the local wildlife to your garden, including butterflies, hummingbirds and beneficial insects.