Xeriscape


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Xeriscape

Derived from the Greek word “xeros,” meaning dry and combined with “landscape,” Xeriscape means gardening with less than average water. It is a trademarked term for water-efficient choices in planting and irrigation design that refers to seven basic principles for conserving water and protecting the environment: (1) planning and design, (2) use of well-adapted plants, (3) soil analysis, (4) practical turf areas, (5) use of mulches, (6) appropriate maintenance, and (7) efficient irrigation.
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Steve Roebuck, the president of the homeowners group at Avery Ranch, said that about two to three requests come in each week to xeriscape and that the change has been "well-received.
Keywords: xeriscape, urban water, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
The Legislature finds that Xeriscape contributes to the conservation of water.
In the xeriscape class we learn that you can have a lovely garden, you just need to use good judgment when it comes to your plant selections, and include some water saving options such as drip irrigation.
Xeriscape your yard to avoid power tools and lawn mowers--or buy a push mower.
Xeriscape is a creative approach to landscaping that includes the use of well-adapted plants, efficient irrigation, careful design and proper maintenance.
I am fortunate to live in Old Thornton where I am allowed to Xeriscape.
The Garden Tour featured five homes with a variety of sizes and landscape maturity as well as a community xeriscape project.
Masses of feathery purple-gray muhly grass and clusters of papyrus border the planting areas and contribute to the xeriscape quality.
Sharpe redirected his savings into a modified xeriscape concept, using native plants and well-placed rock to create a modern look that also conserves water.
The purpose of the research project is to determine whether the conversion of a residential landscape from tuff-grass to xeriscape influences the property value of single-family homes in the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
Couldn't the homeowner contract with a landscape architect to design an attractive xeriscape, with minimal water requirements--especially for drought areas where municipalities ration water?