Definitions for xeriscapingˈzɪər ɪˌskeɪ pɪŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
xe•ri•scap•ingˈzɪər ɪˌskeɪ pɪŋ(n.)
environmental design of residential and park land using various methods for minimizing the need for water use.
Origin of xeriscaping:
Landscaping in ways that do not require supplemental irrigation.
Origin: From the verb xeriscape.
Xeriscaping and xerogardening refer to landscaping and gardening in ways that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water from irrigation. It is promoted in regions that do not have easily accessible, plentiful, or reliable supplies of fresh water, and is gaining acceptance in other areas as climate patterns shift. Although xeriscaping may be an alternative to various types of traditional gardening, it is usually promoted as a substitute for Kentucky bluegrass lawns. Kentucky blugrass is commonly used in American suburban landscaping. A cool-season grass, it is well suited to high foot traffic and recreation. However, it is difficult to grow in sandy or compacted soil as well as fast draining sites like slopes, especially those facing the sun. Kentucky bluegrass also requires more water use than usual in arid regions.
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