Promoting Sustainability with Native Plants

Maintaining a sustainable landscape is one of the most important things you can do for today’s environment.

Maintaining a sustainable landscape is one of the most important things you can do for today’s environment.

Maintaining a sustainable landscape is one of the most important things you can do for today’s environment. The design must address all aspects of the local ecosystem, from the wildlife to the existing soil conditionals and moisture levels. Many native plants have far-reaching root systems that allow them to hold soil, slow runoff, and encourage new growth. What’s more, native plants offer sustenance for local wildlife, including pollinators and native birds. Discover more ways to promote landscape sustainability with native plants.

Use Fewer Pesticides  

Unfortunately, pesticides and herbicides are commonly used throughout North America to maintain lush and attractive landscapes. Using a weed-killer might cure your garden of pesky crabgrass, but those harmful substances run off into our rivers, bays, and estuaries. These chemicals are not only harmful to local wildlife, but they also can cost an arm and a leg. Native plants thrive without pesticides and fertilizer treatments, which means you can save time and money while promoting sustainability.

Increase Biodiversity

Native plants and trees provide food and shelter for local fauna, which can reduce the possibility of insect pest outbreaks. As more animals are continually added to the endangered species list, native plants create a place of refuge for vulnerable creatures to populate.

Protect Water Quality

Native plants reduce erosion, limit runoff, and remove excessive plant nutrients from the water. Protecting water quality is especially important for areas like Washington D.C. and Maryland, whose wildlife rely on the health of the Chesapeake Bay.  

CONTACT AMERICAN NATIVE 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+!

Be sure to visit our exhibit, Booth numbers 323 and 324, at the Mother Earth News Fair at the Frederick, MD Fairgrounds June 2-3, 2018!

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