Ready to replace your invasive landscape plants but not sure which plants make good alternatives?
Unlike many nonnative plants, native plants are hardy, less susceptible to pests and diseases, and unlikely to escape and become invasive. The great variety of plants native to any region gives gardeners options that work well in any type of garden design. Because maintaining native plants requires less work, they provide excellent choices for large commercial landscapes as well as residential gardens. Of course, native plants have other benefits. They help conserve water, reduce mowing costs, provide habitat for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife; protect the soil; and save money on fertilizer and pesticides.