Caring for New Native Plants in 4 Easy Steps

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Discover how you can care for your native plants in the following ways.

There is nothing more pleasing to the eye than the sight of a vast, colorful meadow of wildflowers. If you’re striving to recreate this natural beauty at your own home, there are several steps you must take to ensure the health of your new plants. Discover how you can care for your native plants in the following ways.

Choose the Right Location

Whether you shop online or visit a nursery, gather information on the plants that you select. It’s important to know how much light they need to thrive and the soil type that is best for the early stages of growth. Once you have obtained this information, choose a location in your property that’s best for your new plants.

Early Fall or Late Spring

Since we’re approaching September, start planning your fall planting process now. Planting during the fall means that your native plants will have more time to settle in before the winter frost. If you choose to wait until spring, plants your shrubs or grasses before the temperature becomes too hot.

Ready the Watering Can

Have a watering can or hose on close by because it’s best to water your plants immediately after planting. Watering your plants sooner rather than later helps for their roots to adjust to the new soil faster. It’s the best way to ensure that your new plants are off to a great start.

Mulch Away

Mulching is an important step in the planting process. It helps your new plants retain moisture, and reduces weeds that may grow and harm your budding plant. You can read more about the proper way to mulch native plants here.

Continue to water your plants and check on them during the early stages of their growth process. If you have any other questions, feel free to call the professional at 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+!

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