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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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Department of Homeland Security

Lawn Maintenance - Coasties not Contractors

I'm curious as to how much money we could have saved if we mowed our own grass at the various units I have been stationed in the past ten years. I've never seen any Coasties mowing grass, weed eating, etc. I understand that some contractors perform services we aren't able to but yard care? Maybe the savings in yard care could go to finding a better manufacturer for our uniforms. Our uniform's quality and appearance is... more »

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