Design A Native Plant Garden (Easy Starter Tips)

By choosing native plants for your garden space, you are preserving biodiversity and helping to balance the ecosystem.

When creating a garden with native plants, there will be lots of things for you to consider, but getting started doesn’t need to be difficult.

Considerations Based Upon Site Conditions

The local conditions will determine the type of plant species that will thrive in your space.

Use Scale To Create Varying Heights Of Vegetation

It’s important to vary the heights of vegetation when you create your native plant garden because they are a factor when it comes to providing shelter, nesting and food for wildlife.

Choose Native Plants Based On Bloom Time

Choosing flowering perennial plants and trees that bloom at various times during the season are great choices for your garden.

Focal Point

It is helpful to provide order within your native plantings and repeat colors and shapes throughout the garden. A focal point, such as a bench, bird bath, or a specimen plant gives the eyes somewhere to land and rest.

Groupings By Color

Consider color schemes when designing your plantings. You can design with complementary colors, analogous colors, or monochromatic color schemes.

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