So why are native plants so important anyway?
Native plants are indigenous plants to the local ecology. These plants occur in areas naturally and have symbiotic relationships with the wildlife of the region without human intervention for over thousands of years! It is extremely important to promote and plant native plants whenever and wherever possible! Our local ecosystems effect all of our daily lives. From increasing our pollinator populations which pollinate more than just our flowers, but our foods and the foods that our foods eat; to improving soil water holding capacity and therefor purifying the water and reducing the erosion of our nutrient dense topsoil from running down the drain. The roots of native plants grow much deeper into soil than turf grass as well! Which also helps to break up soil compaction and convert and store the carbon and nitrogen from the air into carbon. Thus, reducing the carbon emissions from the air and into storing that carbon back into the soil, which also helps to build healthy soil!