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.