Native plants are indigenous plants that have adapted over many years to a specific region. They have evolved to flourish in the geography, hydrology, and microclimates of that region. Native plants grow in communities and provide habitat for the native wildlife.
The movement to live more sustainably has demonstrated many benefits to landscaping with natives. Native plants:
- Do not require fertilizers
- Require less water than lawns
- Reduce air pollution
- Provide shelter and food for wildlife
- Promote biodiversity while retaining the aesthetic qualities of ornamental non-natives.