Using plants that are native to our region is beneficial in several ways. They typically perform better than many exotic plants. They require less water and overall maintenance, which we all know is a good thing. And they increase biodiversity-both in beneficial insects for pest management and increased habitat for wildlife species. As an added bonus, there are many varieties of attractive native plants for use within either foundation beds or perimeter plantings.
If you are considering adding new bed space to your landscape or simply renovating an existing planting, consider using natives this time around. Garner Exteriors would be happy to discuss how to take advantage of what these plants have to offer.