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Monday, April 25, 2011

X is for xeriscape landscaping


 Not that I have this problem in my swampy piece of paradise, but there are many gardeners who can't do much but sit and watch their lovely landscape become a vast wasteland in the heat of summer under blistering sunshine and with nary a drop of rain to be had. Some are even banned from watering their gardens with the hose pipe. To the rescue comes xeriscape landscaping.

Xeriscaping eliminates the use of water consuming plants and that moisture gulping lawn and replaces it with native plants which are drought tolerant and can withstand the harsh rays of the sun. Using mulch to conserve what little water they do get, using drip irrigation and judicious watering practices, gardeners in hot, dry regions can have very attractive gardens.

So, if you don't have much water for the garden either as rainfall or from a hose, don't despair. There are many, lovely plants for dry regions. I'll even tell you about them in a future post!

2 comments:

  1. What is also amazing is in that some communities it is against the law to collect rainwater to water your garden or lawn.

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  2. I've never heard of anything so ridiculous! For what conceivable reason???

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