How to Plant Native
Planting native plays a major role in restoring our ecosystems and supporting biodiversity. Discover the benefits of planting native and follow the simple steps below to start planting native in your yard, on your patio, or inside your home.
Step 1: Plan Your Garden
Assess your outdoor or indoor space and determine the best site for your native plant garden. Consider areas of sun and shade, soil type, and drainage conditions.
If you’re hoping to plant inside your home, consider downloading Steward, an app that helps to determine the best location and plants for your space.
Step 2: Select Your Native Plants
Consult this region-by-region list of native plants or visit your local nursery to ask about plants native to your area. Select plants that based on the light, soil, and drainage conditions of your site.
Steward scans your home and helps to determine the best plants for each area based on light conditions throughout the year.
Step 3: Prepare Your Soil and Plant Your Seeds
Remove any weeds from the area you’re planting in. If planting in a container, select a container appropriate to the size of the plant with good drainage and use soil native to the plant’s original habitat.
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