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ND Native Landscaping Publication

“Living Landscapes in North Dakota:
A Guide to Native Plantscaping”

This publication is a cooperative effort of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts, North Dakota Soil Conservation Committee, Bismarck Plant Materials Center, and the North Dakota Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils.  It was developed to address the needs of homeowners interested in landscapes that are attractive and practical from a maintenance and watering standpoint; for homeowners looking for landscape plants that conserve water and grow well in the climactic conditions indicative to our state. 

This 42-page publication addresses a variety of topics from site selection, landscape design, soils, plant selection, to weed control and maintenance. The development of this publication took nearly a year from concept to finished product. It includes lists of native grasses, flowers, trees, and shrubs that perform best in our semiarid climate and rely on less water than conventional high-maintenance landscapes. 

This publication is available from all local RC&D Council offices and NRCS Field offices across the state. 


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