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Xeriscaping is the practice of designing landscapes to reduce or eliminate the use of water. Xeriscaping also reduces air-polluting lawn maintenance. This yard in Mesa was converted to desert landscaping under the city’s Grass-to-Xeriscape incentive program. Photo taken Sept. 7, 2022, in Mesa. (Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)

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Kelly Gleave converted his grass lawn to xeriscape in April. In June, he and his wife saw a 3,000 gallon reduction in their water use.

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