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When it comes to landscaping, it’s important to do your research on what plants will do well in your climate, soil type, level of sunlight, etc. Something that’s equally important is understanding what plants are indigenous to your region. Why, you ask? Your landscaping choices have a meaningful impact on the environment around you.
What are native plants?
Like the name suggests, native plants are species that are indigenous to a particular geographical region. This includes plants that have developed, occur naturally, or have existed for many years in that area.
Why native plants?
Since native plants were made for the local environment, they are much more low-maintenance than an alien species. Naturally adapted to the climate, native plants tend to need less water to keep them thriving, saving you time, money, and water. These plants flourish, meaning when it comes time to bloom in the spring, they have vibrant blossoms.
Using native plants in your yard also helps sustain a balanced ecosystem. Native plants are the habitats for insects and birds, which help with pollination and more. Research suggests that an indigenous tree supports significantly more species of wildlife than an alien tree from a different region of the world.
What are my options?
Northern Virginia has tons of beautiful indigenous plant species for you to choose from while planning your yard for 2019. Here are just a few to consider:
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