Native Plants

What are Native plants? Plants that grew here before the Colonists arrived. They occur naturally in a particular region, ecosystem, or habitat without human introduction. 


Benefits of growing native plants 

  • They are drought resistant; they evolved here and are suited to our climate. 
  • They don't require supplemental watering.   
  • They don't need fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides; saving you money and time.
  • They are safer for your family and pets.
  • They are unlikely to be invasive and protect bio-diversity in our landscapes.
  • They are beautiful!  Who wouldn’t want to grow them? 


Best practices for Sustainable Gardens


  • Shrink the size of your lawn; grass has no ecological benefit.  
  • Remove invasive species. 
  • Plant for specialist pollinators 
  • Set a goal to have 75% native plants and trees. 
  • Do not spray chemicals.  
  • Use motion sensor lights.
  • Set mower height no lower than 3 inches.