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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Go with xeriscaping and more native plants for landscaping

Traditional lawns are inefficient. They require large amounts of water, fertilizer, pesticides, etc. compared to native plants. Migrating to the greater use of xeriscaping and more native plants, with the decrease of grass covering landscapes, could save millions of gallons of water and significant expenses of cutting, trimming, transport of the cuttings, etc.
Having more natural plants would also help with attracting... more »

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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 Health and Human Services

Landscaping - Native Plants

The use of native plants for landscaping around government buildings would save a significant amount of money. The cost savings would come from the lower prices of native plants, and the substantially less maintenance required for them. Native plants will not need fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and water (after the first planting). Native plants have longer lifespans and will not need replacement... more »

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