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Landscaping Near Me: Using Native Plants for a Sustainable Yard

Landscaping Near Me: Using Native Plants for a Sustainable Yard

Maintaining and restoring native plants in the Okanagan is a critical part of ensuring biodiversity across the region. By investing time into creating a native plant garden, the exterior of your home becomes part of the larger ecosystem. As a result, this helps critters that have suffered habitat loss due to urbanization. Our collective infatuation with perfect lawns has singly created what some call a “monoculture carpet” that covers 40 million acres in the U.S. alone. To offset the destruction of the urban sprawl, it is important to include native plants in our landscapes where possible. To help you see the benefits of adding native plants to your landscaping near me, we wrote this blog post. Follow along below to learn more!

The Benefits of Using Native Plants in Landscaping Near Me

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Before we get into the benefits, it’s important to define what a native plant is. According to the British Columbia government, a native plant is a plant which thrives naturally in the region. They are vital components of a healthy and resilient ecosystem. Once established, native plants can live solely off of rainwater and can provide numerous benefits for people and wildlife. 

So what are the benefits of gardening with native plants? Well, the first benefit is that these plant species require little to no watering once they are established. Unlike that pesky lawn that seems to go brown no matter how much water you give it, native plants will thrive in all conditions. Another perk of planting native plants is that you will support biodiversity and healthy ecosystems. The simple act of adding native plants provides habitat and food for local wildlife, birds, and pollinators. 

Since you don’t have to worry about watering your plants, there is very minimal maintenance required to keep them thriving. This means your garden will look its best without additional effort. Native plants are also superior in helping manage runoff and reducing soil compaction. 

Contact Fuller’s Today!

If you’re interested in adding native plants to your landscape, contact us today! We’d be happy to come give you a quote on your latest project or discuss what’s possible. Be sure to check out our social media for progress photos and past projects. We look forward to working with you in the near future! Don’t wait too late to book with us, our availability is filling up for peak season!

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