Most business owners want their commercial landscape to look good while also supporting the business's goals and not breaking the budget. One way to achieve all these goals is to use native plants in your design. Why opt for native greenery? Here are a few reasons.
1. Native Plants Thrive Locally
Want your landscape to take root better and survive the changing seasons in healthier conditions? Then consider the fact that native plants already have a leg up in the local climate and soil conditions. They're used to weather changes, temperature, annual sunlight, pH balance, and local wildlife. Plants tend to take root better and maintenance needs are lower.
2. Native Plants Save Water
Because they are so integrated into the local area, native plants don't need as much help staying happy and healthy. This means less watering and lower water costs. This is particularly important if your business must irrigate a large landscape or if you're on a tight budget.
3. Native Plants Help the Community
Small businesses are an integral part of the local community. By using native plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees in your design, you can be an integral part of the local environment too. Local flowers and shrubs provide homes, food, water, and protection for pollinators and other essential insects. And larger trees are well-suited for wild birds and small mammals.
4. Native Plants Support Your Ethos
Native plant usage is often the most ethical way to landscape for several reasons. First, they work with the environment and don't do unnecessary damage to the soil, other plants, or local wildlife like exotic species can. Second, the have a lower carbon footprint because they start and end their lives locally. Finally, native species produced by native suppliers supports other local businesses.
5. Native Plants are Easy to Find
Using annuals that didn't survive the winter? Need to keep seasonal color outside your entrance? Changing your branding and, therefore, your landscape style? Want to wow your customers? Working with native species is cost-effective because they're both locally sourced and locally abundant. You'll save money no matter what you need to remove, replace, or reposition.
Want to know more about native plants and flowers in your area? Start by meeting with a commercial landscape maintenance company. With their expertise in the local flora and your vision, you're sure to create the ideal frame for your business operations. Call today to make an appointment.Share
10 January 2022
About a year ago, I realized that part of the reason the plants in my yard kept dying was the fact that they were planted in the wrong places. I didn't pay much attention to which plants needed certain amounts of light, and it was costing them their lives. Several of the plants were really struggling to live, and it was really hard to see. I realized that if I ever wanted to make things right, I would need to create a landscaping plan that would work well for the natural landscape of my yard. This blog is all about understanding landscaping.