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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Xeriscape est une approche contemporaine d'entretien paysager: <<xeros>> qui tire son origine du Grec signifie <<sec>> alors que <<scape>> d'origine Anglo-saxon, fait reference a <<la vue>>.
Figure 5 shows how homeowners responded when asked if cost was a prohibitive factor in considering whether or not to adopt Xeriscape.
The Legislature finds that Xeriscape contributes to the conservation of water.
The city offers a number of publications to assist customers in converting from grass to xeriscape.
The Garden Tour featured five homes with a variety of sizes and landscape maturity as well as a community xeriscape project.
Wal-Mart executives are pleased with the results of the xeriscape that integrates native, drought-tolerant plants and drip irrigation for the landscaping.
Wal-Mart has also chosen to apply xeriscape landscaping--the use of native, drought-tolerant plants that have adapted to the dry conditions found in the region.
Masses of feathery purple-gray muhly grass and clusters of papyrus border the planting areas and contribute to the xeriscape quality.
Sara Williams, author of the award-winning Creating the Prairie Xeriscape and co-author with Hugh Skinner of Best Trees and Shrubs for the Prairies, is now retired from the University of Saskatchewan, She spends her time gardening, writing, and giving workshops throughout the prairies.
Overall, in a xeriscape the emphasis is on the use of plants that have low moisture requirements.
In response to drought, local agencies in the Las Vegas metropolitan area began promoting the use of xeriscape, which utilizes low-water-use landscaping materials and regulating the use of turf-grass, a high-water-use landscaping material.