Create conservation gardens at Federal Facilities. Achieve low maintenance, beautiful landscaping while saving precious water and money. Incorporate native and drought tolerant flora, native bunch grass meadow (instead of traditional lawn), mulch and weed barriers (retain moisture, reduce weeds), hardscaping (stone, wood, dry creek beds, paths, patios), recycled materials, and a water efficient irrigation system (drip emitters, smart water controller). Include signage to educate people about sustainable gardening techniques. The garden will be an enjoyable place to take a break. For more information on a model conservation garden, go to: http://www.tdpud.org/index.php?cId=97 .
Idea No. 1688