Landscaping with plants that are native to the Pacific Northwest is great for your garden and the environment. Once they are established, native plants are extremely easy to maintain. They are drought and pest resistant, and therefore require fewer inputs of chemicals and water. Native plants also provide food and shelter for wildlife and prevent erosion by anchoring the soil with their roots. Landscaping with native plants will give you a beautiful garden for less time and money while providing benefits to the local environment as well.
Visit this Washington State Department of Ecology website to learn more about the benefits of native plant gardening. The links at the bottom of the page are particularly useful to anyone wishing to start their own native plant landscaping project.