Some natives will thrive in your landscape while others won’t. Why? The answer is that the ones that thrive are probably a part of the natural grouping of natives that once grew in what is now your yard. The soils around your foundation may be imported fill dirt used to raise your home above the flood plain. However, ten to fifteen feet away from your home’s foundation the soils are probably those that were part of the original local ecosystem in your area, whether pine flatwoods, oak hammock, beach dune, or coastal upland.