Native Plant Promotion

Many homeowners are tired of mowing their lawns, comprised of thirsty grasses of European origin. The plants native to the intermountain prairies and forests common in our region are adapted to low moisture and nutrient conditions. Installing a native landscape will save you time (no mowing!) water (no irrigation needed once established!) and money (no fertilizer needed, ever, and low maintenance!) over the lifetime of the landscape. Native Yards promotes native plant communities through design and installation of native landscapes. We offer consultations (first one is free in the Missoula Valley!) for short term and long term solutions to enhance the health of your landscape.

Case Study 1: Evans Street 2013

Challenge: The landscape at this beautiful home was in a significant state of chaos.  There was a nice lawn, but all the gardens in the margin areas were full of weeds and contained no desirable plants.  Also, the pathways and access points were either unusable or impractical for their intended purpose.

Solution: Native Yards came in, and several weeks later the clients had a made over yard.  We removed all the unwanted weedy plants, and installed new weed fabric and fresh gravel accent. In addition, we accomplished the following:

  • Introduced low maintenance native wildflower beds in the front;
  • Replaced the side lawn with a low care wildflower garden with an accent pathway
  • Utilized the extra flagstone on the site in the new hardscape patio/walkway and installed our unique wood-round design in the hottub area.

Once the total transformation was complete, the clients were able to host a backyard BBQ for the first time in a longtime to showcase this Native Yards case study.

View our before and after photos below.