Planting native species has become an increasingly popular and effective choice when looking for ways to make our landscapes and communities more sustainable. Read below to discover reasons why growing natives is the way to go!
CREATE HABITAT FOR LOCAL WILDLIFE
Native plants create habitat and provide resources for local wildlife. If you want to attract native pollinators and other beneficial insects and birds, plant natives to draw them to your garden.
NATIVES ARE LESS WORK
Native plants have evolved to thrive in our region. They have adapted to our climate and therefore require less maintenance and water. Once established, they will flourish with little care or need for additional water, fertilizer, and pesticides.
RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE
There is a diverse array of native plants available. No matter your soil and light conditions, you can find a native plant well suited for the spot.
New to Natives? It’s likely you already have some in your yard! It is important to note that you do not need to completely revert to an untamed jungle to enjoy the benefits of native plants. There are numerous species native to the Pacific Northwest that will add beauty and biodiversity to your space!
Fall is the perfect time to plant natives, and Farmington Gardens has a great selection of species native to the Pacific Northwest. We stock the majority of our native varieties at our Farmington Road location.