Friday, July 23, 2010

FAQ: What is xeriscaping?

"Xeriscaping" is a blend of two words to combine their meanings into one concept.  "Xeri" is derived from the Greek word, xeros, meaning dry.  "Scaping" is derived from the word "landscaping."  So the blended word describes a manner of gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental watering.  Xeriscaping is appropriate for regions that are naturally dry, for areas under water-use restrictions, and for those gardeners who simply want to reduce the expense or environmental impact of additional water use.

"Xeriscaping" is often associated with the accompanying logo.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

It is not just about the water, it is also about the time that we can save, where instead of using it in managing your garden you can now use it for resting and doing another home stuff; of course its all because of xeriscaping.

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