Yards and Gardens
Bringing Back Prairie, Garden by Garden
Dyck Arboretum of the Plains. Photo Credit: Dyck Arboretum
Why Garden with Native Plants?
- Native plants are adapted to local temperatures, precipitation, soils, and the plants and animals living there.
- Native plants do not require fertilizers.
- Native plants require less water. Deep, spreading root systems prevent erosion and reduce run-off and flooding.
- Native plants help reduce air pollution and store carbon from the atmosphere.
- Native plants provide food, shelter and habitat for wildlife.
- Native plants increase biodiversity and the preservation of our natural landscapes; and
- Native plants add beautiful year-round color, texture and interest to our Kansas gardens!