Reducing the size of your lawn by expanding or creating beds with native or drought-tolerant plants and trees has a multitude of benefits. For example:

  • Beds can reduce the volume of runoff, and help prevent it by acting as filters.
  • Native or drought-tolerant plants that are appropriate for the conditions in your yard (soil type, amount of sunlight, etc.) often require little to no irrigation and fertilizer once established, saving you time and money.
  • Native plants and trees can provide valuable habitat for wildlife, attracting birds and butterflies to your home landscape.
  • Trees improve air quality, and reduce energy consumption by shading and cooling our homes.

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