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01-23-2012, 02:09 PM
Hey all This may be a common place question, but I don't know.
Native gardening how to washington dc ?
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

03-11-2012, 07:03 AM
For those who have even the smallest patch of green space in the Washington, D.C. region, gardening with native plants can have a positive impact on the local environment. Native plants are easier to grow because they are already accustomed to the climate and soil conditions in the area, thus reducing the costs of fertilizer and watering. In addition to being a cost-efficient means of maintaining a garden, when the seeds and remains of native plants are washed away into the Chesapeake Bay, they protect the Bay from invasive plant species. “BayScaping” is the term given to the effort to plant native flowers, shrubs, and trees in the region. Some of the many benefits of BayScaping include attracting local wildlife such as bees, birds, and butterflies, reducing the use of chemicals in gardens that eventually run off into the Chesapeake Bay, and improving water quality for all residents of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.