1. Native Plants Are Good for the Environment
Native grown plants require less care, have fewer pest and disease issues, and generally use less water and fertilizer than non-native plants. Native plants can also prevent water run-off and improve air quality.
2. Native Plants Create BENIFICIAL Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard
When native plants thrive in their original environment, they create a natural habitat for pollinators, like bees, birds, and butterflies as well as for microscopic organisms that are good for the soil. All these living things have jobs to do – the natural environment promotes a symbiotic relationship.
3. Native Plants Will Live Longer Than Introduced Species
Native plants are adapted to our local growing conditions, like soil and annual rain fall, giving them a better chance at flourishing in our landscapes.
4. Native Plants Are Beautiful
Often, when folks hear the term “native plants” they picture a simple wildflower garden or a natural setting of plants intertwined with other non-native plants. But natives, used correctly in our home landscapes, can be just as brilliant and orderly in a formal design as they are in a natural one.
Examples of native trees:
- Nyssa Wildfire
- Eastern Redbud
- American Fringe Tree (Chionathus)
Native shrubs and perennials of interest:
- Winterberry Holly
- Virginia Sweet Spire (Itea)
- Clethra Summer Sweet
- American Hydrangea (H. arborescans)
- Black Eye Susan
- Purple Cone Flower
Native Designs Landscaping specializes in the use of native trees and plants in all types of gardens. If you would like to learn more about which native plants might work best for your needs, call us for a landscape consultation 610.613.1243.