Planting Native Plants in the Right Place

Planting a garden or landscape requires careful planning and preparation.

Planting a garden or landscape requires careful planning and preparation.

Planting a garden or landscape requires careful planning and preparation. If a gardener chooses the wrong location for a shrub or flower, they unintentionally increase the maintenance required to care for that plant. Rather than digging and relocating plants, take the time to ensure that you’re choosing the right location for your new native plants. Discover how to get started with tips from American Native Plants.

Getting Started

It’s true that native plants can thrive in their local habitat, but you can make the acclimation process even easier by choosing the best location for their specific needs. Get started by learning more about your property, and taking notes of the unique qualities within the landscape. What part of the yard receives the most sunlight? Is the soil moist or dry? Familiarizing yourself with your property will help you make smart gardening decisions.

Be Realistic

You may have always wanted to cover your yard in the vibrant hue of a blue flag iris, but is your soil wet enough to sustain the species? Before you select your native plants, be realistic about what you can and cannot sustain on your property. American Native Plants carries an inventory of over 400,000 native plants, so you’re bound to find the right fit. You might discover new and exciting species of native plants that you never knew existed!

Understand Your Sight Conditions

The three most important things to know before planting are the soil type of your property, the soil moisture level, and the sunlight exposure levels. Gardeners can determine the soil type by squeezing a clump of dirt between their hands to check for sand or clay. Soil moisture refers to the level of wetness, while sunlight exposure indicates the amount of light received in specific areas.


Whether you’re looking to build a rain garden 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.

Our nursery, conveniently located in Middle River, Maryland, is open year-round to accommodate your native plant needs. We are constantly updating and increasing our inventory to meet the demands of our customers.

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