Learn water savvy from the natives.
Many of the native plants that thrive on the East Coast are already water savvy. They’ve adapted both to hot, humid weather and hot, dry weather so they have lower water requirements, fewer pest problems and need less fertilizer than non-native plants.
There are dozens of species of beautiful and hearty plants from which to choose. Just plant them in the right spot, and give them room to get established. To assist you in your search, there are several beautiful native plant guides available. Here are two great resources to help you find the perfect plant to add to your Hampton Roads landscape: