How to Begin Xeriscaping Your Yard

Irrigation Systems

It is important that sprinkler systems are set correctly to maximize plant and lawn growth and minimize water waste. Until genetic engineering makes this a brave new world, water is the most limiting factor in plant growth. It is not by accident that the largest...
How to Begin Xeriscaping Your Yard

Irrigating with Rainwater

1. Roof runoff water 2. Drain pipes 3. Hot paved area cooled with surface runoff 4. Trees, grass, and shrubs irrigated with surface runoff 5. Overhang to shade windows from sun 6. Shrubs under overhang irrigated with perforated pipe placed on crushed stone for good...
How to Begin Xeriscaping Your Yard

Water Conservation

Wise use of water for garden and lawn waterings not only helps protect the environment, but saves money and provides for optimum growing conditions. Simple ways of reducing the amount of water used for irrigation include growing xeriphytic species (plants that are...