Consider using native plants in yards, they require less pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. They provide food and habitat for native wildlife, decrease the amount of water needed, are low maintenance, and help control erosion.
Native Ohio Plants
Native plants are trees, grasses, shrubs and flowers that have evolved over thousands of years in a particular region. They have become well-adapted to the physical features and climate of the area.
False Indigo Bush
Gray, Silky and Red Osier
St. John's Wort
Invasive Plant Species
Invasive plants cause extensive damage and harm natural resources. They have aggressive behavior that displaces the homes of native plants, insects and animals, reduced waterway capacity and reduced areas of biodiversity to monoculture areas.