Sustainability

Native Plants

Native plants are also the backbone of CSUN’s Native Plant Restoration project where certain lawn areas are replaced with native plants to reduce maintenance and water cost. These plants, including succulents and chaparral, thrive in our climate without heavy doses of pesticides and fertilizers, and are far less water demanding than their imported relatives.

The benefits of sticking to native plants for your garden–even if it’s just a few potted plants by your front door–are many: they’re aesthetically pleasing with minimum work, they don’t need much water, and they attract beautiful wildlife like hummingbirds.