If you’re thinking of revising your landscape (or even if you’re not) you may want to think about a more natural approach using more native material than not. Not only will you be installing material that is more suited to the area, but with a little knowledge, you can have a landscape that has sequentially blooming trees, shrubs & perennials, and bulbs.
Also, the more native material you use the more you are supporting bees and other beneficial insects as they are dependent on native species. Bees of course are not hornets or yellow jackets and are not aggressive. They only want to gather nectar, produce honey and of course, make more bees. We need these bees and other insects for a lot of the food we eat, so investing in more natives is a great way to help these social insects who are under attack from pesticides, herbicides, development, and more. So beautify your home with sequentially blooming material and also help out our bee, insect, butterfly, and bird friends by planting more native material. You may want to reduce the amount of lawn which is not supportive of beneficial insect life.
Lastly, but by no means least, remember that the more you plant the more you’re helping the planet heal from all the abuse it has received. This is called bio-remediation and very basically the more you plant the more beneficial it is for the planet and therefore us. So do your part for pollinators, birds, mother earth, and yourself.
Hire a Landscaper
Project too daunting? Hire a landscaper/designer who is knowledgeable about native plant material. You’ll be glad you did.
If you are considering making changes to your landscape this spring, you may benefit from a Naturescapes consultation. We have been creating natural landscape designs with an environmentally friendly approach since 1985. We use locally sourced materials and native plant species to produce beautiful gardens and holistic landscape designs. Schedule your consult today!