By 1812Blockhouse

As gardening season gets underway, Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) encourages you to “go native” when planning your garden or landscape.

Going native means utilizing native plants because of their many benefits. Native plants are more suited to our climate and soil and typically do better in our gardens than non-native species. They also provide excellent habitats and food for insects, pollinators, and wildlife.

Also, because they have a strong root system, more soil is held in place which slows stormwater runoff and filters pollutants before they enter rivers, lakes, and streams.

Richland SWCD is again hosting a Native Plant Sale with a bit of a “twist.” Instead of an order and pick-up basis, you can purchase plants from Natives in Harmony Plants from Natives in Harmony on a first-come, first-serve basis on Thursday, June 15 from 4 until 6 PM at the Richland SWCD office in The Longview Center, 1495 West Longview Avenue.

Richland Soil and Water Conservation District doesn’t guarantee survival. Gardening gloves will also be available for purchase.

For more information about the Native Plant Sale, please call 419.747.8685 or e-mail [email protected].

Watch the video below about the benefits of Native Plants and the Richland SWCD’s upcoming Native Plant Sale.

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay

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