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Las Pilitas Nursery

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Santa Margarita, CA 93453

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This website is dedicated to Bert Wilson. His genius continues to inspire us.

Landscaping with Native Plants

Properly designed native gardens look like a formal park or clean, weed free, native ecosystem. This has been very consistent whether the garden, restoration, or landscape is in Mojave, Los Angeles, San Diego, Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, the Sierras,  the Bay area and other areas of California.

The hummingbirds, butterflies, and other small wildlife will love your garden! A native garden is atwitter with the sound of hummingbirds, birds, butterflies and other native insects. This is astounding to people who have a conventional 'hummingbird' garden. A few drunk hummingbirds at a feeder do not make a hummingbird garden. Thirty or so buzzing all over your landscape, telling you off for picking flowers, now that's a hummingbird garden!

Native plants bring native wildlife. Butterflies and birds instead of rats and cockroaches. Thrashers, Flickers, and Bluebirds instead of English Sparrows and Starlings.

Drive the old guy in the golf cart that patrols the neighborhood crazy. Rip out that lawn no human uses. Make the dogs go somewhere else. Do it with style so the neighbors notice and maybe come help you. A pink sun hat, pink shoes
and pink shorts, and girls see if you can top the guys with a even different outfit.
Instead of paying money to go to the gym, then paying someone to mow the lawn, save money, water, resources and do it yourself. Wave to the neighbors as they gawk.
Take it to dirt and put a pink flamingo out there until you start planting.
We hug all of our native plants before we send off to you. - grid24_6

Help yourself design a native landscape or garden. If you break the garden into small pieces. Each piece a different amount of sun, or the soil different, or the watering different. If you landscaping is done and you only need to put a few natives in a corner, run on that section. If you have a section that 100X100 feet and the sun, watering, and soil are all the same, then input once for the whole section and make your landscape flow around a path, garden bench a corpse of trees or a few logs and boulders. Your yard doesn't have to look like your neighbors. California law says you can use native plants, even in your HOA  (AB-1061).

Use the search bar on our pages, and type in whatever is your interest. Native landscaping, bees, birds, hummingbirds and all sorts of other things. We've tried to make a page for almost anything to do with native plants, native landscaping or native gardens.