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Water Wise Landscaping & Watering Guide

Xeriscape – a new way to make your landscape water-efficient.

Xeriscape, or dry-scape, is a set of principles for water-wise landscaping. It’s all about planning and maintaining your landscape and watering efficiently. This sensible approach allows you to conserve water while enjoying an attractive yard. Xeriscape is based on seven water-wise landscape principles:

1. Planning and Design
2. Soil Improvement
3. Practical Turf Area
4. Efficient Irrigation
5. Mulch
6. Low Water-Use Plants
7. Appropriate Maintenance

Download the Water Wise Landscaping and Watering Guide for comprehensive details on water-wise landscaping and xeriscaping in Hampton Roads including a list of drought tolerant and Virginia native plants. If you are just looking for a quick overview of these techniques, we suggest the following article Xeriscaping: How to Make a Drought-Tolerant Landscape.

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