Right Plant, Right Place

Ultimately, when you match the right plants to the right environment, your plants grow stronger roots and are healthier. This means your plants will require less watering, need a reduced amount of (or no!) pesticides, and be more resilient to disease and harsh weather. You’ll be one step closer to having a sustainable landscape. Additionally, choosing the right plant for the right place in your landscape can save you time and money in the long run.

We’ve all probably gone through the following scenario at some point: You buy a truly stunning plant at the nursery or garden center only to have it die soon after planting it. Or maybe it just never looks as nice as it did when you first brought it home no matter what you try—even moving it half a dozen times. What went wrong? Chances are it wasn’t the right plant in the right place.

Read on for some actions to take when choosing plants for your property.

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Native plants like these perennials are well-adapted to local growing conditions. | Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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