Do you have a lawn and are wondering what kind of plants and foliage you should plant? At Tender Care Lawn Service, we have the right solution for you. Landscaping companies recommend native plants, but many lawn owners often misinterpret this to mean wild plants or native plants that have been cultivated over time.
What landscaping companies mean by native plants
Native plants for your lawn are something totally different from wild plants as many people wrongly assume. At TCLS, we take pride in helping home and commercial lawn owners choose the perfect native plants that are familiar and perfect for our climate and ecosystem. The term “native plants” refers to plants that have been native to that given place, with no account of them having been introduced by human beings from another place.
In the USA, there are plants that are native to certain states only. For example, what may be native to Florida may not be native to Louisiana and so on. So, it is very important that you consult certified horticulture experts like TCLS to choose the best plants that are native to southwest Louisiana and endure that you get only the truly native plants in your lawn. In case you have plants that you are not sure of, call our landscape maintenance services team and we will recommend the best options for you.
Why use plants native to your area
Plants that are 100% native to a particular area are bound to do very well in the given climate as compared to exotic plants. They can withstand even the extreme weather and are adapted to the soil and water resources of that area. A lawn that is populated of native plants requires little maintenance. However, we still recommend that you get expert landscape maintenance services and grass cutting services so that your lawn can look amazing and make the native plants look more outstanding.
You can also save money with native plants. They are already adapted to the area and have been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years. This means that these plants require less fertilizer and soil preparation as opposed to the newer, alien species from other countries. However, this does not mean that your garden of native plants will not need care. TCLS will provide you the best lawn care services, designed to help the native plants to flourish.
Another benefit of using native plants in your lawn is that they require less water in comparison to the alien species of plants. They are used to growing in the area, with all the prevailing conditions. Many people in southwest Louisiana say that using native plants saves them a good amount of money in water bills.
Native plants are better able to resist pests, meaning that at the end of the season, you will have used less pesticide. This is good for your soil and for your family as there will be less pesticides in your soil and in the air around you.
Native plants attract beautiful wildlife like butterflies, moths, birds, bees and other insects that help in pollination. That is why native plants flower healthily and produce more seeds, which in turn fall into the soil and may even germinate unassisted.
Landscaping companies will tell you the essence of using native plants in regard to environmental conservation. Less mowing means less exhaust gases released into the atmosphere, less water spent, and if you plant native trees, some of them can be good arrestors for exhaust gases.
TCLS will help you choose the right native plants
Native plants vary widely. Some are native to the nation, some to the state, some to your county and some to your particular ecosystem. As one of the leading landscaping companies in your area, we know what is good for your ecosystem. Depending on where you live, we have extensive knowledge about which plant does well where. Even neighborhoods vary, with some having better and more nutritious soil than others. We narrow down as much as possible to determine what is needed in a certain area.
Some plants may not have been entirely native, but with time, wild plants may have been cultivated as native plants and yet other native flowers may have been crossbred with the cultivated plants to produce new strains. It is your lawn, so you can choose what you want.
Finally, we offer many more landscape maintenance services and lawn care services. Even lawns populated by native plants need good care for them to thrive. Such care is best offered by landscaping companies as they have the tools and the manpower to handle everything required in a lawn.