Native plants are accustomed to their habitat, they are able to hold water better than naturalized plants, which will save you significant amounts of water. Efficient watering is the key to a healthy yard and the conservation of limited resources.
Native plants are typically more resistant to disease, drought and other environmental risks than other plants. They can spread quickly to crowd out any weeds, and provide alternative ground covers.
Storm hardy native plants tend to withstand the environment better than non-native plants. They are designed by nature to resist the harshest weather.
By landscaping with native plants in your yard, you are contributing to a natural habitat for the animals that reside in the area, specially for butterflies, birds and other pollinators.
Native plants can defend themselves against indigenous insects, fungi, and disease. So instead of spraying the plants with artificial pesticides, they have a natural built-in defense system to protect themselves, which is safer for you, your family and your community.
Our practice implements the 9 Florida Friendly Landscaping principles:
Right Plant, Right Place
Prevent Stormwater Runoff
Manage Yard Pests Responsibly
Recycle Yard Waste
Protect the Waterfront