Many homeowners dream of a hassle-free landscape. And, increasingly, they are finding it in their own backyard.
The popularity of indigenous plants has grown in recent years as gardeners discover the advantages.
- Save money (less experimenting means less money wasted). By simply looking around at natural habitats, it’s easy to see what thrives in this area and in turn, what will thrive in your garden.
- Are resistant to disease and pests. California-friendly landscapes offer a familiar and varied habitat for beneficial insects.
- Provide shelter for local wildlife (especially bees). Because wildlife species use them as habitat, native plants also promote ecosystem balance.
- Require little or no maintenance. Since indigenous plants are adapted to local soil, rainfall and temperature conditions, they require minimal maintenance and watering.
Stop trying to create gardens that continually need work. Your choice of native plants will make your garden not only beautiful, but also long-lasting. Your local nursery can help get you started. San Juan Capistrano has one of the nations best resources for native plants. Tree of Life Nursery on Ortega Highway has a fabulous selection of natives and all the knowledge and direction you will need to get your garden going.