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Xeriscaping has many environmental advantages. A garden of all native plants means the plants are accustomed to the environment. They are specifically adapted to tolerate the pests and weather conditions of an area, so require very little maintenance. This translates into a lot of saved time, energy, and resources (like water) without sacrificing a beautiful looking property.

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