By Paul O’Hara
Blue Oak Native Landscapes
There are many ways to start using native plants in your garden. You can start to incorporate native plants into your existing landscape, or you can start completely from scratch.
Imitate the forest by planting a grove of trees instead of just one. The network of roots will keep the trees sturdy and strong.
Include a bird bath, rain garden or pond on your property to help support wildlife.
Consider permeable surfaces for driveways and walkways that allow the rain and snow to percolate into the water table.