Half the battle against invasive species is to focus on what you want growing there. Not only do native plants benefit the local fauna, they create a beautiful landscape!
Once established, native plants are easy to maintain because they are adapted to Montana's temperatures, rainfall patterns, and soil conditions.
Resist local pests and disease.
Reduce soil erosion, build soil structure, and absorb rainfall.
Require less water, and no fertilizer.
Are preferred by native birds, wildlife and pollinators for food and shelter.
The mark of a healthy landscape is species diversity: grasses, forbs, shrubs, and trees.
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