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Monument garden shop shows plants in yard can still thrive despite water restrictions

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In less than a week, water restrictions take effect in the Town of Monument.

Although they may seem like a reaction to recent dry climate, these restrictions are actually standard procedure this time of year since the town relies on well water.

"Town of Monument's water restrictions have not been modified in the past decade, they've been the same, they go into effect the same time every year and they go out of effect the same time every year and it is important for conservation purposes," said Steve Sheffield, the Assistant Public Works Director at the Town of Monument.

Now, even garden shops are joining the trend of water conservation.

McCord's Garden Center and Landscaping is making that easier to do by proving your plant life doesn't have to suffer.

"Everyone wants a pretty yard and they think if you have water restrictions, you can't have it and you can," said McCord's employee Catherine Maguire.

The garden shop sells "drought-resistant" plants, the can go days without water and options aren't just limited to weeds and grass.
They can come in vibrant pops of color, too... 

"It's not ugly," added Maguire. "It's actually very pretty."

The people of Monument are continuing to band together as they work to conserve their town's water in the months to come.

"We like to take care of our part in the community," said Maguire. 
"Water is precious so we like to not waste it."

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