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These kinds of plants require less water. Typically, these are plants that are native to the local area. Most plants that require lots of water are typically those that have been placed into the wrong climate and need lots of attention (water and energy) in order to survive. This technique of planting native plants is called xeriscaping. [8]

Source: [8] 10 Tips to Save the Ocean [Project Blue]

 Xeriscaping Plants: Drought-Resistant Plants

 Cash for Killing Your Lawn: Cities Get Creative on Water Savings

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Some cities are starting to provide incentives to residents to replace water-sucking lawns with drought-resistant landscapes, such as in Las Vegas, where the scarcity of water is causing major problems.

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