Landscaping with native plants also helps with biodiversity in developed areas. Developments remove much of the green space and natural areas. Non-native plants don’t provide as much for beneficial insects, birds, and other wildlife. When you landscape with natives, even on a small scale, it helps maintain biodiversity that otherwise could be lost to development. This benefits pollinators and helps keep a low maintenance landscape. When installing a landscape, it is usually recommended to plant at least 50% native plants and trees in the landscape. This allows you to also add in other plants you want, while also providing the benefits of being lower maintenance.