I always advise my customers to use “native” plants in their landscapes. Nothing makes me crazier than when a customer wants to use some palm tree native to Borneo in their landscape here in DC, MD or VA. Although I’m writing with my horticulture hat on right now (versus my turfgrass hat), this concept goes back to what I’ve said all along. You must choose the correct type or species of turfgrass based on the region in which you live. But, with larger shrubs and trees, that gets a little more complex.