Definitions

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  • noun Landscaping in ways that do not require supplemental irrigation.
  • verb Present participle of xeriscape.

Etymologies

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From the verb xeriscape.

Examples

  • Drought Resistant Shrubs and Plants for Desert Gardening A worker in the Denver Colorado Water Department coined the term xeriscaping way back in 1981, joining the Greek word xeros, which means dry, with "- scape," as in landscape to describe garden design planned to resist and withstand drought.

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  • Drought Resistant Shrubs and Plants for Desert Gardening A worker in the Denver Colorado Water Department coined the term xeriscaping way back in 1981, joining the Greek word xeros, which means dry, with "- scape," as in landscape to describe garden design planned to resist and withstand drought.

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  • Garden-design strategies that encourage minimal watering, called "xeriscaping" based on the Greek word for 'dry' first emerged in the West, where water resources are thin.

    Gardening Without a Sprinkler

  • You might also see it referred to as xeriscaping, especially if you live in the southwestern United States, where the practice gained traction in the late 1970s.

    Buzzword: Water-Wise Landscaping

  • You might also see it referred to as xeriscaping, especially if you live in the southwestern United States, where the practice gained traction in the late 1970s.

    Buzzword: Water-Wise Landscaping

  • Search engines suggest that xeriscaping is used more often in Spanish than either xerijardinerĂ­a or xeripaisajismo.

    Translation into Spanish of "xeriscaping"?

  • "Planned as part of Dubailand, the huge inland development in Dubai bordering the Emirates road, Xeritown is a 60-hectare space which has sustainability as its defining characteristic, as suggested by its name (the word xeri is taken from the term xeriscaping, which refers to water conscious landscaping)."

    Planetizen - Urban Planning, Design and Development Network

  • Planting trees for shade on a building's western exposure can cut significant consumption costs in a hot climate while reducing the need to water lawns - or better yet - the drought resistant plants (known as xeriscaping) you've put in place instead of your lawn.

    Janet Ritz: Greening Your Office in a Recession

  • Outdoor lighting can be on a motion sensor for safety; the parking lot can have solar lights, and be landscaped with drought resistant plants (this method is called xeriscaping).

    Nancy H. Taylor: 16 Ways To Turn Your Business Green

  • Many people in Utah switched to low-water plants for landscaping it's called xeriscaping here, but that might be a Utah word, not sure.

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  • Grouping plants with similar watering requirements together on a landscape.

    August 3, 2019