Xeriscape

(redirected from Xeriscaping)
Also found in: Dictionary, Financial, Wikipedia.

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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
encouraging xeriscaping. (153) Several of these will require regulatory
It also makes use of xeriscaping, utilizing native plant materials that require very little water.
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).
M2 EQUITYBITES-July 31, 2012-USANA Health Sciences Inc reduces carbon footprint with launch of xeriscaping project(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
Xeriscaping 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.