Planting native plants are a great way to reduce impervious surfaces and soak up additional stormwater in the process. The maximum root depth of turf grass is about 5 inches, whereas some native plants have roots down 3-10 feet deep! Those deep roots help water to infiltrate into the soil and greatly reduce soil erosion.
Native plants are adapted to Indiana's environment, so they require far less water that traditional landscape species. Native plants also provide vital habitat for birds, pollinators, many other wildlife species.