SW Washington Native Plants to Add to Your Garden
Excerpt from Thurston Talk:
When you start planning what to add to your garden this year, go native! Native plants provide natural habitats for wildlife and are easy to grow since they are adapted for our soil and weather. To help you with your planning, Sound Native Plants is a great place to go for all things native plant in Thurston County!
“Sound Native Plants provides skilled plant installation and maintenance, landscape consultation, and sells container native plants in addition to wild-harvest live stake and cuttings materials,” shares Samantha Elie, Nursery, sales & communications manager for Sound Native Plants Inc. “Our crews based in Olympia and Portland stand out with knowledge and passion for restoration ecology!”
Why Should I Plant Native Plants?
Plants are not cheap, and I know from experience how frustrating it can be to try and get non-native plants to grow in our wet, soggy, often clay-based soil. But native plants have adapted to thrive on all those things, making them much easier to keep alive!
“Native plants are fabulous friends to your landscape,” shares Elie. “They tend to be disease resistant and low upkeep, while providing a myriad of ecosystem services. They greatly enhance wildlife habitat in vital ways that are necessary for food systems; drastically reduces the need for landscape maintenance, including chemical fertilizers and pesticides; and preserves the vital native gene pool for continued savvy climate adaptation.”
Have questions? Sound Native Plants can help with any questions you have. They also offer skilled plant installation and maintenance, landscape consultation, along with sales of native plants.
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