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Making Your Garden Drought Tolerant

Keeping your Missouri garden flourishing during hot, dry spells can be a challenge. But fear not! By incorporating drought-tolerant plants and landscaping techniques, you can create a beautiful and resilient outdoor space.

First, consider replacing traditional turfgrass with low-water alternatives. Missouri native grasses like switchgrass and Indiangrass boast deep root systems that tap into deeper moisture reserves, reducing your reliance on irrigation. These ornamental grasses also add a textural element to your garden and provide winter interest. For a low-growing option, consider buffalo grass, a warm-season turfgrass known for its resilience in hot and dry conditions.

Beyond grasses, a variety of Missouri native flowering plants thrive in dry conditions. Purple coneflower, with its daisy-like blooms, attracts butterflies and adds a vibrant pop of color. Blazing star boasts rosy-pink flowers and feathery foliage, while columbine provides delicate, early-season blooms. These drought-tolerant perennials return year after year, saving you time and money.

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