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More Plants, More Pleasure. The Benefits of Planting New England Natives


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Spring is here, and we are happy to welcome back fresh air and fragrant blooms with open arms. With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, it’s time to start thinking about enhancing your outdoor space. With a little effort and design support, you can landscape your property in full, New England fashion with beautiful native plants and shrubs.


Benefits of Native Plants

Low Maintenance – Native plants have adapted to their surroundings and are resilient to their local climates, meaning they require less water, fertilizer, and other pampering. They can also develop a stronger root system which helps prevent potential erosion and flooding. Ultimately, planting native species in your landscape will save you time and money and possibly prevent problems in the future.


Improved Environment - When incorporating native plants into your landscape, you are greatly reducing your environmental impact. Native trees and shrubs increase biodiversity by providing a home and food source for birds, butterflies, bees, and other essential pollinators. Due to the low-maintenance lifestyle of native plants, fewer artificial fertilizers, harmful chemical pesticides, and herbicides are being used. By improving biodiversity, you are not only helping wildlife, but you are creating a healthy environment for you, your family, and your community. In time, this leads to cleaner water, purified air, and a more regulated environment.


Increased Sustainability – Landscaping with native plants promotes sustainability and can combat climate change. In addition to the reduced noise and carbon footprint from lawn mower exhaust, many native plants are C4 plants meaning they are the most efficient at taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. Additionally, plants that are local to your area reduce transportation emissions since there is no need for long-distance shipping.


By choosing to incorporate native plants into your landscape, you will increase the natural beauty of your property while reducing your environmental impact. More and more property owners are discovering that planting native trees and shrubs offers a true “win-win” situation and now is the time to make the change. Trust our experts at Landscape America to provide you with all the answers and support you need when enhancing your property this Spring.

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