works well along former strips of grass between walkways and the building and looks natural with a blend of native plants and larger rocks, Lee says.
I moved to the hot, dry desert 40 years ago, when everything was about xeriscaping
and being water-wise.
In some regions of the U.S., there is a move toward xeriscaping
, a term derived from the Greek word xeros, meaning dry.
* Consider xeriscaping
if you are affected by water-use restrictions.
Sustainable water solutions such as low-flush toilets and xeriscaping
, that is landscaping to reduce or totally eliminate the need for watering by using drought resistant or tolerant plants, can be incorporated into an existing property in a cost-efficient manner but would be a questionable practice immediately after purchasing a home that is already landscaped.
* Landscaping - Xeriscaping
, the use of drought tolerant plants to reduce or eliminate additional watering, has been implemented throughout the property to promote efficient irrigation practices and reduce maintenance.
The water utility is pledging to save 600,000 gallons a year through customer incentives like coupons for xeriscaping
lawns or better irrigation systems.
Both the Golden State Water Company in Orange County and the Southern Nevada Water Authority are offering $1.00 for every square foot of turf converted to xeriscaping
, a water-conserving landscaping technique that uses drought-tolerant plants, mulch and efficient irrigation.
Other fixes include xeriscaping
as well as gardening in zones to make sure that water-loving plants share a dedicated irrigation circuit.
Another study investigated the effect of xeriscaping
on near-surface temperatures and outdoor thermal comfort for two different areas in Phoenix .
Chapter 12 moves to the environment within which the building is sited with a discussion on the merits of edible landscapes and xeriscaping
(especially important in drier climates).