Why should I use native plants?

Native plants provide a beautiful, hardy, drought-resistant, low maintenance landscape while benefiting the environment. Once established, they save time and money by eliminating or significantly reducing the need for fertilizers, pesticides, water, and maintenance.

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1. What is considered a native or indigenous plant?
2. Why should I use native plants?
3. What is an invasive plant?
4. The Big Picture: Why is this important? How do invasive plants affect us?
5. What can you do about this problem?