CityGate Group, which manages 31 properties in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, switched to xeriscaping
in October after the grass at one community was riddled with brown spots caused by dog urine and poor drainage.
At the same time, she acknowledged how high the water bills would be without conserving water--saying it is a major motivation for more properties in the West to shift to xeriscaping
Brazel, "Assessing xeriscaping
as a sustainable heat island mitigation approach for a desert city," Building and Environment, vol.
One of the largest initiatives the company implemented was xeriscaping
its landscape, which resulted in a savings of 2,650,000 gallons of water per year.
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It also makes use of xeriscaping
, utilizing native plant materials that require very little water.
Outside they use "xeriscaping
," a landscaping technique that uses plants native to the area to reduce the need for additional watering.
Irish has cultivated and xeriscaped the Sonoran Desert for over twenty years, and her story of how she and her husband changed the barren plot to a haven for local wildlife and plants makes for a powerful survey highly recommended for any gardening collection strong in xeriscaping
At ground level, permeable pavement can be installed to divert rainwater from the sewer system, and drought-resistant plants can reduce or eliminate the need for watering (aka xeriscaping
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has become the "buzz" word for efficient water use, especially during drought.
By taking out oversized concrete sidewalks and replacing them with red sandstone pavers and xeriscaping
the front, the building became part of the original Denver streetscape.