Are native landscapes messier and less visually appealing than conventional landscapes?
The misconception that native landscaping is a call to let nature take over is unfortunately all too common. In fact, native landscaping does not in any way abandon aesthetics. Just about any landscape look can be replicated with native plants. Of course, native landscaping does call for the use of more ground covers and greater diversity in general. On a somewhat related subject, native landscaping does not ignore practical human needs like safety and recreation.