Nurseries and Suppliers


Drought tolerant plants are not necessarily the authentic native plants that will ensure LA’s resilience. Here are plant sources with the right resources.

Descanso Gardens Gift Shop
Las Pilitas Nursery
Theodore Payne Foundation Nursery
El Nativos Growers (Trade, Wholesale)


While the Sunland Welcome Nature Garden thrives irrigation-free, smart irrigation is recommended to keep residential native gardens lush, leafy and lovely year round.

Netafirm: Low-flow, subsurface drip irrigation
Ewing (Trade, Courses and Training)

Return on Investment

Sustainable landscaping can produce priceless positive impacts for human and pet health, the environment, and public infrastructure. It also impacts our budgets! Lush, leafy, low-water authentic native gardens generate significant savings over a traditional landscape, gravel/xeriscape, or synthetic lawn.

Savings can include:

  • 100 percent of the annual flower budget
  • 100 percent of the toxic chemical fertilizer budget
  • 100 percent of the toxic chemical pesticide budget
  • 100 percent of soil amendment budget
  • 81 percent of the time spent on maintenance
  • 75 percent or more of the funds used for mower petrol
  • 60-100 percent of the supplemental water previously needed
  • 63 percent of fees associated with garden waste
  • 15-50 percent of the energy dedicated to climate control