As you're considering what you want to plant this fall and how you want to prepare for next year's garden, take some time to learn about the benefits of native plants. No matter where you live, by choosing to include native plants in your landscaping plans, you'll make things easier on you and the environment. Because they're ideally suited for your environment, native plants need less upkeep and maintenance from you. They also usually need less water, making sure you conserve that precious resource as well. One great guide for native plants near you is eNature's Native Gardening site.