Learn about Xeriscaping

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Water is a precious resource. As the planet warms and the weather changes, more and more gardeners are turning to xeriscaping as a water-conserving alternative to traditional gardens.

So, the big question is, what is xeriscaping?

Basically, it is landscaping that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water. In an age when weather extremes are becoming the norm, gardens that are indifferent to the amounts of water they receive are a good idea.

Xeriscaping uses drought-tolerant plants and non-plant elements. Crushed stone, boulders, large urns, and decorative pieces of sculpture are often the backbone of xeriscapes. Plants such as cacti, low-water grasses, and succulents add a touch of green.

New to xeriscaping? We have the resources you need to get started.

Jacket1.aspxThe Water Saving Garden:  how to grow a gorgeous garden with a lot less water by Pam Penick

 

 

lawngoneLawn Gone! Low-maintenance, sustainable, attractive alternatives for your yard by Pam Penick

 

 

Jacket4.aspxRock Garden Design and Construction by by the North American Rock Garden Society; edited by Jane McGary

 

 

 

Jacket9.aspxDesigning with Succulents by Debra Lee Baldwin

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