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A Guide to Native Plant Landscaping

While exotic plants have visual appeal, their foreign roots are problematic. It takes more money, time, and maintenance overall to landscape a plant that’s not native to North America, and even more specifically, your coastal region in general.

It’s normal to want to incorporate beautiful plants or flowers into your landscape. A garden filled with colorful flowers and plants creates a unique scenery. The Japanese Red Maple tends to be one of the top flowers that gardeners love to add to their garden. Due to its name, you can deduce that the Japanese Red Maple is not native to the United States. Its origins are in East Asia. While exotic plants have visual appeal, their foreign roots are problematic. It takes more money, time, and maintenance overall to landscape a plant that’s not native to North America, and even more specifically, your coastal region in general. Landscaping should be a peaceful task. One of the most joyous parts of spring is being able to tend to a garden that lost its luster during the winter. Keep reading to discover the significance of native plant landscaping.

What Defines a Native Plant?

Native plants are plants found wildly growing in an area by themselves without human manipulation. These plants either cultivated on their own or plants that were brought over to the region by wind, birds, water, or animals that roam the land. A concise way of learning about native plants is looking at what native plants grow in your country, your state, your region, and your ecosystem. For example, the tamarack tree is native to Maryland but only thrives in swamp-like areas. So, if where you live prone to a dry climate, then you may want to reconsider adding this tree to your landscape.

What are The Advantages of Landscaping a Native Plant?

For one, native plants are durable in their adaptable climate. They can withstand the elements and grow abundantly. Native plants are also not highly susceptible to bugs and disease. Some native plants even have a way of repopulating after larger land animals have eaten them.

Did you know that there’s also not a need to continually fertilize or spray them to keep pests away? You don’t even need to water native plants, except for when you first start planting them! You’ll save money by not requiring fertilizer or pest control spray, and you won’t need to worry about how well your plant will grow.

How Do You Choose Your Native Plant?

We are the experts and can help you. Come to our Garden Center and Nursery to get the best advice. However, if you want to do a little digging on your own first, make sure that you understand your climate, how much shade and sun exposure your landscape gets, the texture of your soil, how well your soil handles drainage, and how sloped or flat your terrain is.

CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS FOR YOUR LANDSCAPING NEEDS

Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping and maintenance services through the state of Maryland. We are here to make sure your gardens and grounds look as beautiful as possible year-round. Interested in how we can help your garden look its best? Give us a call at (410) 766-6877 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and get more helpful gardening tips, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Twitter.

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