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Definition of xeriscaping

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Definition as written by dave:

Derived from the Greek word "xeros", meaning "dry" and combined with "landscape", xeriscape means gardening with less than average water.

Definition as written by Sis:

Cacti and many plants survive on little water and make xeriscaping not only essential but esthetically pleasing.

Definition as written by ShaiP:

In Florida many businesses can apply for and receive grant monies to xeriscape new or existing commercial properties.

Definition as written by dfwgardener:

Xeriscape, coined in 1981, is quality landscaping that conserves water and protects the environment. The 7 principles include: Planning and design; Soil analysis; Practical turf areas; Appropriate plant selection; Efficient irrigation; Use of mulches; and Appropriate maintenance. The term is trademarked by the Denver Water Department to insure non-commercial use of Xeriscape.


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