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Educate>Sustainable Landscaping

Conservation- the protection and management of something

Drip Irrigation System- irrigation method that allows water to seep directly into the roots of the plant through the use of special tubes and piping thus saving water

Invasive plants- aggressive plants that grow and spread quickly and invade surrounding plant life

Native plant- plants that are familiar with the soil and climate of a given area that require little care and help to conserve water

Non-native plant- plants introduced from unfamiliar areas that require heave care and water usage

Nursery (for plants)- greenhouse where you can find native plants

Riparian buffer- area surrounding a stream, river, etc that is filled with native plants and trees to shade and defend the water from toxins

Run-off- water that is leftover from rainfall that contains pollutants

Xeriscaping- special landscaping design that utilizes native plants to conserve water