Benefits Of Invasive Species

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Benefits of Invasive Species

Invasive species or native plants are found in their region of origin and provide many perks. Besides the benefits they offer to the community or the gardener, invasive species also benefit insects, butterflies, local wildlife, and the protection of plants species that face extinction.

1. Wildlife
Native plants typically help protect the alarming threat of disappearing animal habitats. With tree feeling to pave way for house building, many animals are left wondering in search of habitats. By planting invasive plant species in your garden, you provide safe haven for these creatures. Planting native plants can also help beautify your lawn. In addition to that, birds and mammals can eat the fruits, nuts and seeds of these plants.

2. Easy to maintain
Another reason you should consider planting native plant species in your garden is that they entail low maintenance. In simple terms, they require minimal assistance to grow as they can easily adapt to the climate, water and soil condition of different regions. In addition to that, these native species beautify your landscape, not to mention you don’t need to import fertilizers to improve soil conditions. Furthermore, invasive plant species reduce erosion and improve soil texture.

3. Availability
Native plant species are readily available, making them more inexpensive than importing foreign species. On the other hand, their ability to adapt to different regions means there is no need to spend more money on expensive topsoil or new plants, pesticides or fertilizers. Additionally, they grow well in dry areas so you never have to worry about installing an expensive irrigation system.

4. Beautify your landscape
Native plants also help to beautify your home garden and landscape. Using invasive plant species in landscaping attracts songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies, and insects.
They are time consuming since you have to prune the weeds regularly in order to keep your garden tidy.

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  1. Heather

    February 5, 2017 5:16 pm

    Invasive species are not typically beneficial, for they choke out native species. Invasive species are not the synonymous with native species. If you substitute all instances of “invasive” in this article, the article would be less misleading to readers.

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