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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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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines bioswales as "vegetated, mulched or xeriscaped channels that provide treatment and retention as they move stormwater from one place to another."
At least two upper-level bedrooms have soaring, barrel-vaulted ceilings and open through French doors to a vine-draped sleeping porch that overlooks a drought-conscious xeriscaped backyard.
Big Red Dog Engineering designed the site plan and Land Interactive planned the xeriscaped grounds.
Irish has cultivated and xeriscaped the Sonoran Desert for over twenty years, and her story of how she and her husband changed the barren plot to a haven for local wildlife and plants makes for a powerful survey highly recommended for any gardening collection strong in xeriscaping.
The property is xeriscaped to save water, featuring all native plants, minimal turf areas and a water-saving irrigation system.
The five-bedroom features low-flow faucets, a xeriscaped yard requiring little water, and a poured-concrete foundation that should be less permeable than a cinder-block variety.
"We planted 32 trees on the property to begin creating a strategic buffer to reduce overheating on the southwest side of the kitchen, and we xeriscaped to reduce water usage in our landscaping," she said.
In front of the wall is a sloping mound covered in xeriscaped mulch and plants.
We Xeriscaped our yard over 20 years ago to save both water and time on yard work.