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Why Native Plants are Important to Use

Written by Anne Marie DiMatteo | Sat, Aug 24, 2013

Throughout the past few years it has become a very popular trend for designers to create a native plant garden design, and for good reason.  The benefits of using native plants in your home garden are extensive and long lasting.

3 Reasons Native Plants are Important:   
    1.    They provide seeds, nuts, and fruits for squirrels and other mammals.
    2.   Native garden design is more sustainable, as it uses less natural resources that are not necessarily abundant in the area.
    3.   They are low maintenance options because they occur naturally in the area and do not need to be nurtured like a foreign plant with fertilizers and other soil amendments.


Choosing native plants immediately has a positive impact on the local environment that has been so readily damaged in conventional garden design.  Native garden design creates a much healthier and more sustainable environment for all local habitats, including the plants, animals, and ourselves.

We are continuously designing and installing native garden design plans for clients. The article, Fruit and Vegetable Garden is a great example of what a custom designed garden looks like.