Daylight Savings begins this Sunday! While we may lose an hour of sleep, we gain more afternoon sunlight for our budding gardens. If you haven’t yet planned your spring landscape, you still have time to order plants, prep the soil, and more. At American Native Plants, we’re committed to growing and distributing native plants that are critical to the establishment of biodiverse natural ecosystems. Discover three important reasons to choose native plants this spring!
Support Healthy Ecosystems
Do you enjoy the sight of the vibrant Eastern Bluebird? Do you love the familiar sound of the Red-Bellied Woodpecker? Native plants help to support a healthy ecosystem, which means that wildlife will thrive in your own backyard. The animals that live among us prefer food sources from plants native to the region, and they will flock to areas that provide the best bounty.
Less Work & More Enjoyment
When you work with non-native plants, you must tend to them regularly so that they survive during the earliest stages of growth. Native plants, however, require less effort because they are already adapted to the local climate. Since native plants have adapted to be resistant to local pests and disease, you won’t have to use dangerous pesticides or harmful chemicals. Native plants also require far less water than non-natives. Instead of spending your morning watering the plants, you can relax and enjoy the view!
One of the biggest misconceptions about native plants is that they are not as attractive as non-native options! Not only are native plants beautiful, but their charm lasts year-round. If you’ve never worked with native plants, you might not be aware of the options available to you. Visit American Native Plants to explore the vast selection or shop online! An expert can help you select the native plants that will best suit your landscape and design preferences. Whether you’re looking for a specific color scheme or a specific growing pattern, the American Native Plants team can help.
QUESTIONS? ASK AMERICAN NATIVE PLANTS!
If you have more questions about National Invasive Species Awareness Week, feel free to contact us at American Native Plants. Our nursery, located in Middle River, Maryland, is open all year to accommodate your needs. We have an inventory of 400,000 native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants that you can use to help combat invasive species in your area. Give our catalog a look, give us a call, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!