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What You Need To Know About Xeriscaping

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On the KMMS-AM Morning Show today Jane Ruchman, a landscape architect for the Gallatin National Forest, visited to share her knowledge on xeriscaping your lawn.

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The Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee has made a free guide, co-authored by Jane Ruchman, available. A 10,000-square-foot lawn planted with drought-resistant grasses and native plants uses about 2,318 gallons of water weekly and costs more than $100 less in electrical pumping power. In other words, xeriscaping provides, on average, a 39 percent reduction in water usage over traditional landscaping, a 2001 study cited in the guide states.

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