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Concerned About Climate Change? How Switching to Landscaping With Native Plants Can Help

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It comes as no surprise to us that most of the people we talk to these days are concerned about climate change. It’s been our experience that Minnesotans have for the most part been interested in doing their part to protect the natural resources of our beautiful state. And their proactive interest extends far beyond our borders. But often the most beneficial activities begin on a local level. After all, for most of us that’s all we are capable of doing. And a good way to get started is to restore at least part of your property to native plants, shrubs, and trees.

As a Minnesota native landscaping restoration company, we’ve seen firsthand the damage man has done to our environment. But conversely, we’ve also seen some incredible recovery as a result of landscaping with Minnesota native species. Here are just a few examples:

  1. Switching to native plants eliminates the need for chemicals like weed killers and fertilizers.
  2. Native species have adapted themselves to our climate conditions, so for the most part watering isn’t required. We evaluate weather conditions in a particular area when we’re planning a landscape restoration project and choose species appropriate for those conditions. For example, if it is known for being dry, we use drought-resistant plants.
  3. In the same way, native plants are much more tolerant of wide variations in temperature and will survive waves of excessive heat or cold.
  4. Converting turf grass sections to native grasses and wildflowers cuts out the need for mowing. That means you avoid using fuel for mowers and weed whackers. Plus it makes for a much more peaceful environment!
  5. Native species offer inviting habitat for wildlife to thrive, including threatened pollinator species.
  6. Rain gardens and shoreline restoration help reduce the amount of polluting run-off that gets into our waters.

These are just a few of the ways that native landscaping can help address what’s happening to our land due to climate change. We CAN make a difference – one plot of land at a time. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you restore part of your property to Minnesota native grasses, trees, shrubs, and wildflowers, please contact us.