The next time you are considering shrubs, trees or perennials for your landscape, take a look at species that are native to Ohio. Plant species that grow naturally in Ohio, are better suited to Ohio’s temperatures, rainfall, and soil composition. Like all plants, they will require your help getting established and perhaps through severe drought, but they are more likely to fare well overall, without a lot of added water. They also provide habitat for birds and other native species. So welcome nature into your yard with native plants!