Many homeowners across the country plant a wide assortment of trees, shrubs and other plants to improve the landscaping on their properties. Unfortunately, some are not fully aware of how native plants offer unique benefits that non-native plants simply can’t offer.
Today, the landscaping professionals at Sherwood Gardens Landscape Design & Development explains why you should invest in native plants for your landscaping efforts.
Less Need for Fertilizers and Pesticides
Native plants have evolved over the years in the habitat they live in. Because they’ve fully adapted to the climate in your region, they can achieve full growth without the need for fertilizers and pesticides. This helps limit the growth of algae and contamination of nearby bodies of water, which is caused by excess phosphorus, nitrogen, and pesticide chemicals from the fertilized soil runoff.
Time and Money Saver
Native plants have grown accustomed to their habitat, which is why they’re able to hold water better than their non-native counterparts. With these planted by your landscaper, you won’t have to use your sprinkler system to water your garden or lawn. Less water usage means lower expenses, leading to more savings.
The native plants’ high adaptability also means they’re more resistant to disease, drought and other environmental risks. They grow in such a way that the soil becomes rich, allowing them to flourish in your garden or lawn by crowding out any weeds that may grow alongside them.
Gardens and lawns that feature native plant species are more likely to attract wildlife. Certain flowers, shrubs, and trees that grow in your area provide food and shelter for birds, squirrels and other animals. Expect bees and butterflies to also fly near these plants and aid in the pollination process.
Turn to Sherwood Gardens Landscape Design & Development for your landscaping needs. We offer a wide range of services, including outdoor lighting installation and landscape design. Learn more about what plants are a great fit for your lawn or garden by calling (405) 478-4600. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Oklahoma City, OK.