Select plants that are native to your location and require little maintenance to flourish. The more native species you maintain and plant the better it is to preserve the natural habitat around you.
These may include:
- Natural grasses and wildflowers
- Flowering and fruiting shrubs
- Evergreen trees to provide wind breaks and natural habitat
- Deciduous trees to provide shade, including fruit and nut-bearing trees.
- Organic vegetable or herb gardens.