These are the most important tips: choose the right location in your garden, prepare the soil for root growth, water deeply and infrequently, and don't over-fertilize.
Some of the easiest native plants for your garden in the USA include: Sunflowers, Black-eyed Susans, Lupines, Gaillardias, Goldenrod, Asters, and Coneflowers.
Some of the benefits of planting native plants in your garden include: they are easy to grow and maintain, they require less water and fertilizer, and they provide valuable habitat for local wildlife.
Native plants are important for pollinators because they provide food and habitat for local wildlife.
Native plants also tend to be pollen-rich, which makes them an attractive food source for pollinators.
You can find out which plants are native to your area by consulting a reliable source, such as your state's Department of Natural Resources or an online plant database.
You can also ask local gardeners or horticulturalists for advice.
When choosing native plants for your garden, be sure to select those that are well-suited to your climate and region.
These plants will make your garden a great place for wildlife and will be low-maintenance.
Native plants will already be adapted to the local climate, so besides properly preparing the soil when you first plant them and help them get settled in, you won't have to actively take care of your plants.
You will need to regularly cut your plants back to prevent them from spreading too much.
Yes, you can use non-native plants in your garden with natives.
When selecting non-native plants, be sure to choose those that are well-suited to your climate and region.
No, you should not use pesticides on your native plants.
Pesticides can be harmful to native wildlife and can also contaminate water supplies.
Try using natural methods of pest control such as planting companion plants or trapping insects.
Yes, if you plant an invasive species alongside your native plants, it could take over the garden and squeeze out the native plants.
Be sure to keep the plants in check and prevent them from spreading too far.