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Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape – Newsletter

Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape – Newsletter The many benefits of native plans have made them an increasingly popular addition to landscapes, but native plants aren’t happy growing just anywhere. Here are some important questions to ask yourself when adding native plants to your landscape: When is the right time to add native plants into my landscape? How do I want to design and prepare my landscape? How do I maintain my native plants?  Asking yourself these questions will…

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Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape

Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape Looking to add native plants to your landscape this spring? While adapted to our area, native plants have preferences on where they’d like to be planted. Below are tips to consider when adding natives to your yard: When designing your landscape: Pay attention to the different types of native plants in your area. What have you seen thriving outside your local library or in your neighbor’s yard? Each native plant is adapted to specific…

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Native Plants 101 – Newsletter

Native Plants 101 – Newsletter While steadily increasing in popularity, there are still questions on what a native plant actually is. Native plants have adapted to their local environment physically, chemically, and genetically for thousands of years and have therefore become a vital part of the local ecosystem. If a native plant has been taken and cultivated, it is no longer considered native because it has decreased the genetic diversity of the plant. Since native plants have adapted to live…

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Native Plants 101

Native Plants 101 Native plants have increased in popularity over the years but there can be some confusion on what a native plant actually is. Native plants have evolved and adapted physically, chemically, and genetically to their local environment for a thousand years or more and are vital parts of the ecosystem. If a plant is cultivated from a native plant, it is no longer considered to be native since it has been taken from the wild and altered for…

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Adding Native Trees to your Landscape – Newsletter

Adding Native Trees to your Landscape – Newsletter Adding native trees to your yard this spring is a great way to enhance your landscape while adding benefits to local wildlife. For thousands of years native trees have adapted to the local land and they bring many benefits to the environment such as: attracting local wildlife, improving soil quality, and providing economic benefit. When selecting a native tree this spring it is important look at the conditions of your landscape (is…

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