If your home is by a lake, stream, river or other waterway, consider choosing native plants to landscape near the water. There are numerous reasons why native plants make the most sense. First, these plants do more than just look great: They provide habitat, food and more for wildlife. But they are also easy to grow, since they require no fertilizers, are drought tolerant and essentially take care of themselves. Flowering native plants also act as pollinators and attract butterflies, bees and birds. Local gardening groups and wildlife departments in your area can help you identify what native plants work best. There are even groups that help share native plants with other gardeners to keep this easy and eco way of growing going.