Native Planting Florida
Since man has been clearing land to build cities, towns, and farms, a great deal of natural wildlife habitat has been altered or destroyed. Because of this, many of the native species of wildlife that once thrived in certain areas of Florida have had to find other places to live. Or an invasive plant species has decided to take root on your land.
Exotic species introduced into an area often have no natural enemies in the new area. Many exotic species that have been introduced into an area have become a serious problem for other native plant species. The Brazilian Pepper tree is a good example of this. This species is very adaptable to various growing conditions and will out-compete other native species. Because it has no natural enemies in this area, there is nothing to stop it from spreading out into areas of natural habitat. When this happens, the natural, native species cannot compete and are replaced with the exotic species and the natural habitat is lost.
Aquatic & Invasive Plant Control of Florida, Inc will work to remediate your invasive plants and introduce local native plants that are designed for your habitat and local ecosystem.
Native Plant Species
Native plant species are preferred over exotic, or non-native species for other reasons as well. Animals and plants that evolved together have come to be dependent on each other. If you were to use only exotic species of plants, the amount of wildlife benefit your land would provide would be reduced greatly.
Introducing native plants and trees into an area is an excellent way to mitigate, or offset, undesirable ecological factors.