8 Steps to Successful Gardening—Step 6 Plants

The sixth step is to use native plants. Meaning, use plants that are suited for your zone and don’t use plants suited for another zone. The fact is, there’s no getting around the fact that native plants tend to be easier to grow with fewer pest and disease problems and require less supplemental watering. As a result, growing mostly native plants will offer you fewer hassles.

There are plenty of native plants well adapted to various areas of the country and are easy to grow. On the other hand, non-native plants are notorious for pest and disease problems or require special care. Gardening is supposed to be fun and rewarding, not a chore. To learn more about native versus non-native plants in your area, visit your local nursery, call your local extension office or contact your local master gardeners’ group.

And now I would like to offer you a Free copy of my Gardeners Journal so that you can easily document your gardening experience and track what you do. Click on “Subscribe to Master Gardener Girls’ Gardening Blog by Email” and I will send you a copy of this file.

Happy Gardening from the Master Gardener Girl!!

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