The Seven Xeriscape Fundamentals

1. Plan and design... for water conservation and beauty from the start.
2. Create practical turf areas...

of manageable sizes, shapes and appropriate grasses.

3. Group plants of similar water needs together... then experiment to determine how much and how often to water for the site.
4. Consider using soil amendments...

like compost or manure.

5. Consider using mulches... such as woodchips, especially in high and moderate watering zones.
6. Irrigate efficiently... with properly designed systems (including hose-end equipment), and by applying the right amount of water at the right time.
7. Maintain the landscape appropriately... by mowing, pruning, and fertilizing properly..

Xeriscape Misconceptions

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