Landscaping with Native Plants in Minneapolis, MN 810 540 Landcraft

Landscaping with Native Plants in Minneapolis, MN

How to Use Native Plants for Landscaping and Restoration in Minnesota

Defining native

Native plants are plants that occur naturally in a particular region. In Minnesota, plants are considered native if they occurred here at the time of the Public Land Survey (1847-1907), which was conducted prior to and during the early stages of European settlement.

Why native vegetation is important

Native plants are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur. Native plants work well for many landscaping and wildlife habitat plantings, because once established, they seldom need watering, mulching, protection from frost or continuous mowing. Native plants provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for native butterflies, birds and other animals. In contrast, many common horticultural plants do not produce nectar and often require insect pest control to survive. Many native grasses and wildflowers protect soil with their deep and spreading root systems, helping to prevent erosion. Areas with diverse perennial native plantings have less water runoff than ground covers composed of one non-native species such as

For more information about native plant communities, native plant species, and Minnesota ecology, access the web site for the DNR’s Ecological and Water Resources Division (

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Plants are our specialty.  We have been in the landscape industry, in Minnesota, for 23 years.  We know what plants thrive in our climate and love to use native plants whenever possible.


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Our first priority is to provide timely service, prompt answers to any of our client’s questions, and listen to our client’s needs. These are the tools for creating a unique design, a worry free installation, and a great after care program for your landscape.


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