Native plants help protect Lake George and can also save you time and effort in maintaining your landscape. Because they are adapted to live here, Lake George native plants require less extra fertilizer and water. Here are some native plants in categories that may be of particular interest:
Native alternatives to invasive non-natives
Many of the plants used today for landscaping have been accidentally or intentionally distributed outside of their historic range by human activities. Most of these non-native plants stay where they are planted and do not invade natural areas. However, some landscaping plants do become invasive by establishing a population, reproducing rapidly, displacing native species and causing economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. Here is a list of some native alternatives to non-native plants that have become invasive in New York.
Native plants for specific landscaping objectives
- Native plants for shoreline buffers
- Native plants for rain gardens
- Native plants for clay soils
- Native plants that discourage deer
- Native plants that attract butterflies
- Joe Pye Weeds
- New York Ironweed
- Woodland Sunflower
- Native plants that attract hummingbirds
- Cardinal Flower
- Wild Columbine
- Bee Balm
- Trumpet Honeysuckle
- Native plants that attract birds
- Cutleaf coneflower
So many choices...
With all the benefits that Lake George native plants provide, you can feel good about enjoying the beautiful landscape all around you. Native plants come in just about every size, shape, and color - so you can be sure to find something that you will like. We can help recommend natives for clay or sandy soils, shade, rain gardens, shoreline buffers, or whatever you need - just contact us!