They have adapted to local conditions over many centuries and can withstand local extremes in temperature, drought and flooding.
Native landscaping material extends beyond plants. Using native stone and locally produced, mined and milled products have the benefits of fitting into the regional context, being less expensive, readily available and consuming less transportation.
Benefits of Native Plants
Low Maintenance: Accustomed to local environmental conditions and insects, and therefore do not require additional watering and chemical fertilizers or pesticides to survive.
Water Usage: Approximately 51% of household water usage goes towards watering lawns and gardens. Having native plants in your garden helps reduce the amount of extra watering needed and saves you money on your water bill.
Public Health: Plants in general help create a healthier environment by removing harmful toxins from the air and releasing oxygen.Typical household lawns are inundated with nearly 10 times more chemical pesticides than your typical farm. Every time it rains these chemical pesticides runoff into our waterways, contaminating our drinking water supply and the fish that we eat.
Wildlife: Native Plants meet the needs of native wildlife to our environment by providing food and shelter.