The short answer is, yes! Native plants work great for commercial properties. Everyone wants their property to look great since it is the first impression customers will see of your business. Native trees, plants, and shrubs are a great choice because they are already growing in this area and therefore will naturally thrive. They are also far more economical since they require less water, fertilization, pesticides, and require less maintenance to keep them looking their best.
One of the best benefits of using native plants is the benefits to the environment. These plants are here for a reason and adding them to your commercial landscaping helps to support the local ecosystem. Non-native plants and invasive species which are often used in landscapes, actually disrupt the natural balance of the surrounding ecosystem by introducing flowers, trees and plants which animals in this area do not naturally eat and insects will not pollinate. By using native plants, you are supporting the diversity of our native insects and animals. When they have native food sources and familiar housing, this only helps to increase the ecosystem and ensures it will continue to flourish, as will the appearance of your landscape!
It is important for our team to first evaluate your commercial property to see what type of native plants will work best at your property. Every plant has its own requirements for sun/shade, water, and space. Proper plant placement, even native ones, is important to guarantee they thrive in their new surroundings.
A few excellent native plant options for landscapes are:
- Red-twig Dogwood
- Virginia Switchgrass
- Jacob’s Ladder
- Bleeding Heart
- Creeping Phlox ‘Sherwood Purple’
- Witch Hazel
Whether you are looking for flowers, plants or shrubs, our talented landscape team will help you select the perfect native plants for your Sykesville, MD commercial landscape, as well as perform routine maintenance to keep your property looking its best. Give us a call today at (800) 345-8873.