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This area of the city web site focuses on Xeriscape-styled landscapes in the Upper Midwest, including the joint National Xeriscape Demonstration program between the Bureau of Reclamation and the City of Fargo.  We want to show you how Xeriscape can help reduce water needs of a landscape, while still creating a lush, beautiful environment.

Briefly, Xeriscape landscaping uses drought-resistant grasses and other plants, efficient watering systems, and proper maintenance practices to create an aesthetically pleasing landscape while maintaining desired attributes such as recreation and cooling.

It can also be termed "smart landscaping" - using sound horticultural and irrigation principles to increase plant health and vigor, yet reducing the use of water per square foot of property by as much as 50%.