xeriscaping


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xeriscaping

Landscaping that uses plants and elements requiring little or no water. The xeriscaping movement is gaining momentum among environmentally conscious corporations making choices for their office landscaping.

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All the proceeds were slated to finance xeriscaping projects and the purchase of bicycles and clotheslines, which I planned to donate to area nonprofits.
Xeriscaping is the practice of having the garden and outdoor areas landscaped similarly to the natural flora and fauna of a particular area.
They also made numerous improvements in water efficiency through water reclamation, smart landscaping, reduced irrigation, xeriscaping, and the installation of low-flow spray nozzles at galleys.
It covers desert-friendly trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines, cacti, succulents, grasses, annuals, perennials and lawns, as well as the principles of xeriscaping.
offer various incentives for homeowners who cut water use, whether through xeriscaping or other means.
To conserve water, Kaiser Permanente transitioned to xeriscaping, landscaping with native plants requiring less water to maintain.
Also called xeriscaping or drought-tolerant landscaping, water-wise design emphasizes water conservation and the use of drought-tolerant, native plants while addressing the aesthetic needs of the project.
Over 350 native plant species, subspecies and varieties are detailed and as interest in xeriscaping arises, any area interested in low-water planting will find it of interest.
After making a case for xeriscaping (landscaping with drought- tolerant plants) in the water-challenged southwestern U.
And currently, the gardening and landscaping sector is taking small steps in the direction of open and wild, of emulating nature with native plantings and xeriscaping.
With some daunting statistics on the impact of global warming, this gardener writer/editor introduces xeriscaping with drought-tolerant, adaptable plants.
Among them are the use of wind energy, solar energy, bioswale and wetland areas, a rainwater harvesting pond, a storm water collection system, xeriscaping, a wildflower meadow and both a drip irrigation system and a state-of-the-art irrigation system.