... builds soil quality and enhances the landscape
What is Native Landscaping?
Native landscaping is a simple way to reincorporate native grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees into the landscape. Native forbs, or flowers, bloom throughout the season and attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinator species. Hardy native grasses and shrubs also provide rich colors for fall and winter appeal.
Once established, native plants are easy to maintain because they are adapted to Montana temperatures, rainfall patterns, and soil conditions. They also resist local pests and disease. Native plants reduce soil erosion, build soil structure, and absorb rainfall.
Urban landscape with native plants in summer foliage: staghorn sumac, horizontal and common juniper, western mountain ash, aspen, skunkbush sumac, rose, shrubby cinquefoil, and ponderosa pine.
Native accent grasses in fall color. Try to devote at least 30 percent of open space to native landscaping.
Find additional information about native landscaping by visiting the following websites:
Native Plant Adaptation and Planting Information
More information on this topic is also available from your local NRCS or county conservation district office.