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Xeriscaping   [ Gardening - Landscaping ]

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

  Xeriscaping is a lower maintenance form of landscaping designed to use slow-growing, drought-tolerant plants that grow successfully in arid climates.  
It is an environmentally responsive form of landscaping that uses a variety of drought-tolerant plants, shrubs, succulents and ground cover that minimizes outdoor water consumption.
This form of landscaping is particularly suited for "Mediterranean" climates regions like California, Southern Europe, North Africa, Western Asia, South Africa, Australia etc.. Plants which are appropriate in one climate may not work well in another. Landscapes need to be planned to be compatible with locally available resources, including water, soil types, native plants and sunlight.






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