Storm water runoff is a huge problem for water quality across America – in fact, the EPA names it as our biggest threat to water quality. Native plants help solve this issue because they “grow deeper” than traditional plants, helping your yard to retain and filter water. Not only will you water less and save money with native plants on your lawn and landscape, you will contribute to this natural system. Native plants also collect dangerous street and rooftop runoff which helps to decrease flooding and increase water absorption while separating out pollutants!
Go Straight to the Sources:
United States Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service