Natural Landscaping and Native Plants

Before the first humans arrived, the North American landscape was made up of a variety of ecosystems, but as of today, less than 0.01% of the original prairie survives in small, scattered preserves. In recent years, natural landscaping - using native plants and plant communities in landscaping - has become more common. Natural landscaping has proven to be water efficient, as native plants require little supplemental watering.

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