Smarter Business: Greening Advisor

 

Planting native and drought-tolerant species

Native species of trees, grasses, and other plants are well adapted to regional climates, soils and pests. Because of this, they require less water, fertilizer and pesticides. By choosing native and drought-tolerant species in your landscaping, your company can save water and money and help reduce water pollution. Visit the Plant Conservation Alliance for information about native plants you can grow in your state, as well as invasive species to be avoided in your area.

Many utilities and local governments offer incentives for water conservation measures. Contact your utility and government to learn more about these programs. For a detailed guide on water use efficiency, see New Mexico’s Water Conservation Guide for Commercial, Institutional and Industrial Users, an excellent resource for businesses in any state.

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Visit the Plant Conservation Alliance for information about native plants you can grow in your state.

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By choosing native and drought-tolerant species in your landscaping, your company can save water and money and help reduce water pollution.
 

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