... 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
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.