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What Do I Plant Instead of Turf?

​Native plants support native pollinators, use less water, and foster local biodiversity. For plant selection, check out:

Landscape design templates are a great place to start planning your native landscape. Take a look at these designs and mix/match plants that best suit your site:

PHOTO: Basalt Plant Select Demonstration Garden 2012

The background shrub is the 'Regent' Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia) who annually hosts a berry bonanza for the robins. Left front is the long-blooming and drought tolerant Tennessee Coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis), and upper right is the nectar rich Colorado prairie native Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea). Lastly, right front is the lovely Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum)  ~ Photo: Lisa DiNardo

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