3 Tips for Planning a Native Plant Project

Selecting the right native plants is a crucial step in the planning process.

Selecting the right native plants is a crucial step in the planning process.

Choosing to use native plants in a landscaping or restoration project is just the first step to establishing an effective plan. In order to have a successful project, it’s important to evaluate a variety of different factors long before the plants are delivered. Discover the best ways to plan a project using native plants, and important points to consider along the way.

Set a Goal

Establishing a goal and objective determines the type of plants you’ll need for the project. Are you looking to increase the wildlife population on your property? Are you using native plants to improve the water quality in your neighborhood? Will the project’s end goal be to reduce soil erosion? Identifying the main goal allows project planners to continue with a clear purpose.

Evaluate the Area

The site’s condition plays an important role in the success of your project. Native plants thrive in specific areas, so it’s crucial to select plants that can grow in the site you’ve chosen to restore or beautify. Keep in mind that the site can look different depending on the weather. Evaluate the site during all seasons to determine how it might change over a year. Assess the soils, existing ecological communities, disturbances, and climate.

Choosing the Right Plant Species

Whether you’re using native plants to beautify a landscape or restore a native species, it’s important to choose the appropriate species. Keep in mind the three most important variables for plants: water, light, and nutrient availability. If a native plant requires a lot of sunlight, yet the site is covered in tall trees, it may not flourish in the area. Discuss your plans with an American Native Plants specialist before settling on an order of plants.


Whether you’re looking to restore a local wetland or beautify your property, American Native Plants can provide you with the right plants for the job. With an inventory of over 400,000 native trees, native shrubs, and herbaceous plants, consider American Native Plants your one-stop shop for wholesale native plant needs. Peruse our catalog, give us a call, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!

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7500 Marshy Point Rd

Middle River, MD 21220

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