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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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Something that we are really pleased to have done in this new building is that we operate by half windpower and we Xeriscaped around the building.
And while it may conjure up images of tumbleweed landscapes devoid of greenery save the occasional cactus, you can bet your 10-gallon hat that a xeriscaped yard can be as beautiful and lush as a Gauguin backdrop.
And xeriscaped yards require less work overall--a big draw for those who have endured unbearably hot summers trying to revive a once-plush blanket of Kentucky bluegrass turned Cleveland brown.
Xeriscaped yards attract native birds and such desirable
In some cases, if a new housing development has several model homes, the yard of at least one must be xeriscaped.
And the typical excuses, ``We xeriscaped,'' ``We know the mayor,'' ``We need the weeds to control erosion,'' or ``The birds really like them'' - won't work.
While several individual apartment properties across the country are gradually being Xeriscaped, Lumacorp Inc.
A xeriscaped lawn, which stresses water conservation and use of native plants, is OK, but not just a yard covered with gravel, Ledford said.