Why Landscape With Native Plants?

Native plants provide multiple benefits to people and wildlife, while contributing greatly to healthy soil and water in urban and rural areas.

Native plant materials are beneficial because they:

         Red Columbine

         Red Columbine

  • Are unlikely to be invasive or overly competitive with other native plants
  • Return to or maintain more normal fire intervals and fuel loadings
  • Provide food sources (nectar, pollen, seeds, leaves, and stems) for native butterflies, insects, birds, and other animals
  • Reduce energy consumption and pollution (limited need for mowing)
  • Reduce the need for pesticides        
  • Enhance aesthetics and visual quality
  • Protect at-risk species
  • Protect biodiversity and stewardship of our natural heritage