Southern Californians today are more concerned than ever
about water conservation, and for good reason. There is often too little to go
around, which creates unique and challenging problems when it comes to
landscaping. Knowing what to plant, and how to best care for it can help
alleviate water issues while simultaneously improving your property’s value and
harmony with the environment.
A few key points to keep in mind are the water requirements
of your plants, the safety value or fire resistant properties of your plants,
and the ways that you can accentuate the features of your home and land by
selecting the right varieties. Native California plants are wonderfully adapted
to live in dry and hot climates, and there are so many to choose from beyond
the ubiquitous cacti and succulent types. Better yet, these ‘natives’ are
naturally fire resistant and can withstand the elements, possessing a hardiness
that, once established, will allow them to thrive on what nature provides.
Smart planting saves you time and money, so make sure to
give your California native plants proper sun exposure and the well-drained
soil they need, and you’ll be on your way to a beautiful and comfortable relationship
with your garden!
Click here to view our California Natives Plant List