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Legislative Branch

Water Conservation: BUILD CONSERVATION GARDENS

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... more »

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Department of Labor

Sustainable, renewable landscaping

I noticed that the plants and flowers used for landscaping around the Capitol, the Mall, and other Federally-managed land is changed every couple months. Even when the landscapers use perennials and bulbs, these are dug up and replaced by new plants and flowers in order to maximize the visual effect. I think equally beautiful displays can be made with a well-thought out garden plan using a variety of perennials, bulbs,... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Lanscaping of Federal Bldgs by private companies

I believe that private companies would jump at a chance to show off collections of their nuseries or planning ability at the federal bldgs around DC (and especially around the mall) for free in exchange for 1) getting a sign advertising their company and 2) keeping some of the plants it shows off or allowed to sell some as genuine plants that once were at a historic bldg or area. The companies would be in charge of upkeep... more »

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