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Why Consider Xeriscaping - River Keepers

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Why Consider Xeriscaping - River Keepers

Why Consider Xeriscaping - River Keepers

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  • 1. WHAT IS XERISCAPING?Xeriscaping is a form of landscaping with drought tolerant plants toeliminate the need for supplemental watering. WHY CONSIDER XERISCAPING Xeriscaping is fast becoming one of the hottest trends on the home gardening front. Xeriscaping beautifies any yard. It provides environmental benefits and is easy to manage. It conserves a lot of water. Provides many attractive planting options. Presents minimal pest and disease problems. Thrives with little fertilization. Requires low pruning and maintenance. Improves the soil. Encourages biodiversity and discourages extinction of native plants. XERISCAPING TIPSUse plants that are native and well-adapted to the area.Ornamental grasses offer a gorgeous alternative to thirsty lawns. Ex-amples include Purple Fountain grass, Stricta, Rubra Maiden grass,Yellow pampas grass, Mexican feather grass and Blue Oat grass.Grow trees like willow, olive, palm and coni-fer trees such as spruce, juniper and pinawhich require less water.Consider making a rock garden using bigrocks and boulders buried halfway in thesand.Use mulch to moderate soil temperaturesand conserve moisture.Visit the xeriscape gardens at the Fargo Water Treatment Plant!