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A landscaping method that employs drought-resistant plants and special techniques to conserve water.

xer′i·scape′ v.
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(Horticulture) a landscaping method designed to conserve water in arid regions by using plants that require little water and by employing efficient irrigation techniques
vb (tr)
(Horticulture) to landscape (an arid place) in a way that conserves by using plants that require little water and by employing efficient irrigation techniques
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Residential landscapes, like the xeriscape described earlier, are an example of these.
Contrary to popular belief, a xeriscape yard or patio can still be used for a traditional home such as those that we have in the South.
Xeriscaping is defined as "quality landscaping that conserves water and protects the environment" (Xeriscape, 2015).
As an innovative team, TFMoran is a leader in green technology and claims many of the region's "firsts" including the first commercial use of porous pavement, the first green roof, the first commercial use of bio-retention, the first commercial use of grass-pavers and xeriscape plantings, as well as many other "firsts" in low-impact development strategies.
Each letter is represented by a fantastic view of the designated plant, animal, or scene, keeping heavily detailed pages turning all the way until "X is for Xeriscape," "Y is for Yucca (Yucca angustissima)," and "Z is for Zigzag.." In the process of learning the alphabet, young naturalists ages 4 and up will learn many integral, wondrous facts about the iconic animals and plants of the West.
Most HOAs, he said, "limit the ability of a homeowner to xeriscape."
Xeriscape is a contemporary landscape maintenance term coined from the Greek xeros, meaning dry, and scape, from the Anglo-Saxon term schap, meaning view.
A decade ago, when it gained popularity in urban areas, the common way to xeriscape was to rip out the parking strip and plant awkward little tufts of grass in a stiff, unnatural pattern.
For example, Albuquerque currently offers single-family residences a water bill credit of $0.75 for every square foot of lawn converted to Xeriscape up to 2,000 square feet, and has rebate programs for high-efficiency showerheads, toilets, washing machines, and hot water recirculation systems.
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