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Recent years have witnessed a growing emphasis on
eco-friendly gardening that aims to reduce reliance on
chemical fertilizers and pesticides in an effort to protect
the planet. One way to do so is to rely on native
What are native plants?
Native plants are indigenous to particular regions. The
National Wildlife Federation says native plants grow
in habitats without human introduction or intervention.
Native plants have formed symbiotic relationships with
local wildlife over thousands of years, which the NWF
notes makes them the most sustainable options. Native
plants help the environment and thrive with little supplemental
watering or chemical nutrients.
Natives vary by region
Native plants vary by region. In arid climates, certain
succulents may be native because they don’t need
much rainfall to thrive. In lush wetlands, succulents
might be out of place.
Start native planting
The NWF offers native plants for 36 different states
that can be shipped right to customers’ doors to help
replenish native varieties. In addition, gardeners can
visit local gardening centers to select native plants.
Small and independently owned centers often feature
knowledgeable local staff whose expertise can prove
invaluable to individuals seeking native varieties.
It’s important to keep in mind that native varieties may
look less cultivated than more exotic blooms and foliages
designed to sell for their unique appearances.
Wildflowers and native grasses may be the types of
native plants found in abundance, which may grow up
and out quickly. These other tips can help the process.
• Plan and prepare the site by removing weeds and
turning over the soil. This will give seedlings an opportunity
to take root without competition from weeds.
Seedlings will give gardens a faster head-start than
waiting around for seeds to germinate. However, gardeners
can start seeds indoors and then move them outside
once they are seedlings.
• Avoid planting native plants in rows, as that’s not how
they’re likely to grow naturally. Vary the placement so
the plants look like they sprouted up haphazardly.
• Gardeners can still exert some control over native
gardens prone to growing a little wild. Borders and
paths can better define the growing areas.
• Grow Native!, an initiative from the Missouri Prairie
Foundation, suggests planting two to four species
in broad sweeping masses or drifts. Mix grasses with
flowering plants. The grasses produce dense, fibrous
roots that can prevent weed growth.
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