Landscaping Tips

Please buy nursery propagated plant material, and leave the wild plants in the wild.

Taking native plants from the wild devastates native plant populations, and often the plants die in your backyard.

When landscaping with native plants, maximize your success by matching the right plants with the right site conditions. Do your homework before planting:

Assess the available light, moisture, and soil pH at your planting site.

Have your soil tested to learn the pH and whether the soil needs to be improved.

Choose native plants which match your site conditions. Use our list of native plant recommendations as a guide.

Remember, landscaping with native plants is art imitating nature. For ideas, look to a nearby natural area to observe how native plants naturally occur. We believe an integral part of a natural landscape is its continued evolution.

Apply for NC native plant habitat certification