Xeriscape: Drought Proof Your Yard and Still Be the Envy of the Neighborhood - DeKalb County, Georgia

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  • 1. Follow these seven steps: 1. Plan and design your landscaping with water conservation in mind. 2. Create practical turf areas using drought-tolerant grass appropriate to your needs and the area. Your landscaping will be far more interesting withXeriscape™ far less turf. It will also be more water efficient and easier to maintain. 3. Choose your plants carefully. They should be grouped according to sunlight and water needs.(zera’-scape) Your best Use drought-tolerant plants that require lessbet for a beautiful, envi- water. Many plants that are drought-tolerant alsoronmentally-friendly, attract fewer pests. That means less pesticide fordrought-proof yard. you and the environment.Xeriscape™ is easy, 4. Supplement your soil with compost or otherwhen you know how. amendments—the county extension service can help you know your soil and understand what works best. 5. Use mulch. It looks good, reduces weed growth, minimizes erosion and doesn’t need to be watered. 6. Irrigate smart. Use the water you need — just design your landscape so that you need much less. Xeriscape 7. Pay attention! You’ve designed and built a beautiful landscape that is environmentally-friendly and drought-proof. Now all you have to do is maintain it. Water only when necessary, mow, weed and prune when you need to. At DeKalb County, we’re working hard toXeriscape make sure there’s water for tomorrow. In the meantime, unpre- dictable weather means we can’t count on the rain. But we can make our present DeKalb County Public Works Department water supplies last Water and Sewer Division longer with conserva- 1580 Roadhaven Drive tion. Xeriscape™ is one Drought-proof Stone Mountain, GA 30083 (770) 621-7200 way to make beautiful, https://dklbweb.dekalbga.org/watersewer drought-proof yards. In partnership with DeKalb County Cooperative Extension Service 4380 Memorial Drive, Room 1115 your yard Decatur, GA 30032 (404) 298-4080 www.dekalbextension.com (and still be the envy of the neighborhood)!
  • 2. Follow these seven steps: 1. Plan and design your landscaping with water conservation in mind. 2. Create practical turf areas using drought-tolerant grass appropriate to your needs and the area. Your landscaping will be far more interesting withXeriscape ™ far less turf. It will also be more water efficient and easier to maintain. 3. Choose your plants carefully. They should be grouped according to sunlight and water needs.(zera’-scape) Your best Use drought-tolerant plants that require lessbet for a beautiful, water. Many plants that are drought-tolerant alsoenvironmentally-friendly, attract fewer pests. That means less pesticide fordrought-proof yard. you and the environment.Xeriscape™ is easy, 4. Supplement your soil with compost or otherwhen you know how. amendments—the county extension service can help you know your soil and understand what works best. 5. Use mulch. It looks good, reduces weed growth, minimizes erosion and doesn’t need to be watered. 6. Irrigate smart. Use the water you need — just design your landscape so that you need much less. 7. Pay attention! You’ve designed and built a beautiful landscape that is environmentally-friendly and drought-proof. Now all you have to do is maintain it. Water only when necessary, mow, weed and prune when you need to. At DeKalb County, we’re working hard to make sure there’s water for tomorrow. In the meantime, unpre- dictable weather means we can’t count on the rain. But we Add: For ideas on Xeriscape™ landscaping, visit can make our present the garden at our Roadhaven Drive location. water supplies last DeKalb County longer with conserva- Public Works Department tion. Xeriscape™ is one Drought-proof Water and Sewer Division 1580 Roadhaven Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083 way to make beautiful, (770) 621-7200 drought-proof yards. https://dklbweb.dekalbga.org/watersewer In partnership with DeKalb County Cooperative Extension Service your yard 4380 Memorial Drive, Room 1115 Decatur, GA 30032 (404) 298-4080 (and still be the envy of the neighborhood)! www.dekalbextension.com
  • 3. Follow these seven steps: 1. Plan and design your landscaping with water conservation in mind. 2. Create practical turf areas using drought-tolerant grass appropriate to your needs and the area. Your landscaping will be far more interesting withXeriscape ™ far less turf. It will also be more water efficient and easier to maintain. 3. Choose your plants carefully. They should be grouped according to sunlight and water needs.(zera’-scape) Your best Use drought-tolerant plants that require lessbet for a beautiful, water. Many plants that are drought-tolerant alsoenvironmentally-friendly, attract fewer pests. That means less pesticide fordrought-proof yard. you and the environment.Xeriscape™ is easy, 4. Supplement your soil with compost or otherwhen you know how. amendments—the county extension service can help you know your soil and understand what works best. 5. Use mulch. It looks good, reduces weed growth, minimizes erosion and doesn’t need to be watered. 6. Irrigate smart. Use the water you need — just design your landscape so that you need much less. 7. Pay attention! You’ve designed and built a beautiful landscape that is environmentally-friendly and drought-proof. Now all you have to do is maintain it. Water only when necessary, mow, weed and prune when you need to. At DeKalb County, we’re working hard to make sure there’s water for tomorrow. In the meantime, unpre- dictable weather means we can’t count on the rain. But we Add: For ideas on Xeriscape™ landscaping, visit can make our present the garden at our Roadhaven Drive location. water supplies last DeKalb County longer with conserva- Public Works Department tion. Xeriscape™ is one Drought-proof Water and Sewer Division 1580 Roadhaven Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083 way to make beautiful, (770) 621-7200 drought-proof yards. https://dklbweb.dekalbga.org/watersewer In partnership with DeKalb County Cooperative Extension Service your yard 4380 Memorial Drive, Room 1115 Decatur, GA 30032 (404) 298-4080 (and still be the envy of the neighborhood)! www.dekalbextension.com
  • 4. Follow these seven steps: 1. Plan and design your landscaping with water conservation in mind. 2. Create practical turf areas using drought-tolerant grass appropriate to your needs and the area. Your landscaping will be far more interesting withXeriscape ™ far less turf. It will also be more water efficient and easier to maintain. 3. Choose your plants carefully. They should be grouped according to sunlight and water needs.(zera’-scape) Your best Use drought-tolerant plants that require lessbet for a beautiful, water. Many plants that are drought-tolerant alsoenvironmentally-friendly, attract fewer pests. That means less pesticide fordrought-proof yard. you and the environment.Xeriscape™ is easy, 4. Supplement your soil with compost or otherwhen you know how. amendments—the county extension service can help you know your soil and understand what works best. 5. Use mulch. It looks good, reduces weed growth, minimizes erosion and doesn’t need to be watered. 6. Irrigate smart. Use the water you need — just design your landscape so that you need much less. 7. Pay attention! You’ve designed and built a beautiful landscape that is environmentally-friendly and drought-proof. Now all you have to do is maintain it. Water only when necessary, mow, weed and prune when you need to. At DeKalb County, we’re working hard to make sure there’s water for tomorrow. In the meantime, unpre- dictable weather means we can’t count on the rain. But we Add: For ideas on Xeriscape™ landscaping, visit can make our present the garden at our Roadhaven Drive location. water supplies last DeKalb County longer with conserva- Public Works Department tion. Xeriscape™ is one Drought-proof Water and Sewer Division 1580 Roadhaven Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083 way to make beautiful, (770) 621-7200 drought-proof yards. https://dklbweb.dekalbga.org/watersewer In partnership with DeKalb County Cooperative Extension Service your yard 4380 Memorial Drive, Room 1115 Decatur, GA 30032 (404) 298-4080 (and still be the envy of the neighborhood)! www.dekalbextension.com
  • 5. Salvia leucantha Helianthus angustifolius Salvia guaranitica Artemesia ‘Silver King’ Helleborus hybrids Monarda didyma Hosta hybrids (Mexican Sage) (Swamp Sunflower) (Anise Sage) (Silver King) (Lenten Rose) (Bee Balm) wilts but comes back Someplant selections Stachys byzantina Potentilla megalan- Rudbeckia triloba Kniphofia uvaria Iris barbata Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ Iris siberica (Lambs ears) tha (Brown Eyed Susan) (Red Hot Poker) (Bearded Iris) (Autumn Joy) (Siberian Iris) (Cinquefoil) Shade or Sun Shade or Sun Perennials for sun for Georgia Perennials for shade Drought-tolerant Ground Covers: Liriope Asiatic jasmine Catharanthus roseus Amaranthus caudatus Celosia cristata Tithonia rotundifolia Lilium hybrids Amsonia tabernaemontana Daucus carota Physostegia virginiana (Vinca) (Love Lies Bleeding) (Cockscomb) (Mexican Sunflower) Carolina jasmine (lilies) (Blue Stars) (Queen Ann’s Lace) (Obedient Plant) Trumpet creeper Day lilies Creeping raspberry Drought-tolerant Shrubs: Dwarf yaupon holly Indian hawthorn Portulaca hybrids Cosmos bipinnatus Petunias Verbena tenuisecta Dwarf crepe myrtle Lonicera sempervirens Achillea millefolium Oenothera speciosa Eupatorium fistulosum (Moss Rose) (Cosmos) (especially old-time and (Moss Verbena) (Coral Honeysuckle) (Yarrow) (Pink Sundrops) (Joe Pye Weed or Trumpetweed) "Wave" petunias) Glossy AbeliaPassiflora ‘Byron’s Beauty’ Zinnia elegans Cosmos bipinnatus Salvia farinacea hybrids Belamcanda chinensis Asclepias tuberosa Echinacea purpurea Tradescantia virginiana (Passiflora) (Zinnias) (Sonata White) (Mealy Blue Sage) (Blackberry Lily) (Butterfly weed) (Purple Cone Flower) (Spiderwort) Annuals PerennialNatives Not shown: Boltonia asteroides (Snowbank White Boltonia), Clematis paniculata (Clematis), and asters (native species).
  • 6. Salvia leucantha Helianthus angustifolius Salvia guaranitica Artemesia ‘Silver King’ Helleborus hybrids Monarda didyma Hosta hybrids (Mexican Sage) (Swamp Sunflower) (Anise Sage) (Silver King) (Lenten Rose) (Bee Balm) wilts but comes back Someplant selections Stachys byzantina Potentilla megalantha Rudbeckia triloba Kniphofia uvaria Iris barbata Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ Iris siberica (Lambs ears) (Cinquefoil) (Brown Eyed Susan) (Red Hot Poker) (Bearded Iris) (Autumn Joy) (Siberian Iris) Shade or Sun Shade or Sun Perennials for sun for Georgia Perennials for shade Drought-tolerant Ground Covers: Liriope Asiatic jasmine Catharanthus roseus Amaranthus caudatus Celosia cristata Tithonia rotundifolia Lilium hybrids Amsonia tabernaemontana Daucus carota Physostegia virginiana (Vinca) (Love Lies Bleeding) (Cockscomb) (Mexican Sunflower) Carolina jasmine (lilies) (Blue Stars) (Queen Ann’s Lace) (Obedient Plant) Trumpet creeper Day lilies Creeping raspberry Drought-tolerant Shrubs: Dwarf yaupon holly Indian hawthorn Portulaca hybrids Cosmos bipinnatus Petunias Verbena tenuisecta Dwarf crepe myrtle Lonicera sempervirens Achillea millefolium Oenothera speciosa Eupatorium fistulosum (Moss Rose) (Cosmos) (especially old-time and (Moss Verbena) (Coral Honeysuckle) (Yarrow) (Pink Sundrops) (Joe Pye Weed or Trumpetweed) "Wave" petunias) Glossy AbeliaPassiflora ‘Byron’s Beauty’ Zinnia elegans Cosmos bipinnatus Salvia farinacea hybrids Belamcanda chinensis Asclepias tuberosa Echinacea purpurea Tradescantia virginiana (Passiflora) (Zinnias) (Sonata White) (Mealy Blue Sage) (Blackberry Lily) (Butterfly weed) (Purple Cone Flower) (Spiderwort) Annuals PerennialNatives Not shown: Boltonia asteroides (Snowbank White Boltonia), Clematis paniculata (Clematis), and asters (native species).
  • 7. Salvia leucantha Helianthus angustifolius Salvia guaranitica Artemesia ‘Silver King’ Helleborus hybrids Monarda didyma Hosta hybrids (Mexican Sage) (Swamp Sunflower) (Anise Sage) (Silver King) (Lenten Rose) (Bee Balm) wilts but comes back Someplant selections Stachys byzantina Potentilla megalantha Rudbeckia triloba Kniphofia uvaria Iris barbata Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ Iris siberica (Lambs ears) (Cinquefoil) (Brown Eyed Susan) (Red Hot Poker) (Bearded Iris) (Autumn Joy) (Siberian Iris) Shade or Sun Shade or Sun Perennials for sun for Georgia Perennials for shade Drought-tolerant Ground Covers: Liriope Asiatic jasmine Catharanthus roseus Amaranthus caudatus Celosia cristata Tithonia rotundifolia Lilium hybrids Amsonia tabernaemontana Daucus carota Physostegia virginiana (Vinca) (Love Lies Bleeding) (Cockscomb) (Mexican Sunflower) Carolina jasmine (lilies) (Blue Stars) (Queen Ann’s Lace) (Obedient Plant) Trumpet creeper Day lilies Creeping raspberry Drought-tolerant Shrubs: Dwarf yaupon holly Indian hawthorn Portulaca hybrids Cosmos bipinnatus Petunias Verbena tenuisecta Dwarf crepe myrtle Lonicera sempervirens Achillea millefolium Oenothera speciosa Eupatorium fistulosum (Moss Rose) (Cosmos) (especially old-time and (Moss Verbena) (Coral Honeysuckle) (Yarrow) (Pink Sundrops) (Joe Pye Weed or Trumpetweed) "Wave" petunias) Glossy AbeliaPassiflora ‘Byron’s Beauty’ Zinnia elegans Cosmos bipinnatus Salvia farinacea hybrids Belamcanda chinensis Asclepias tuberosa Echinacea purpurea Tradescantia virginiana (Passiflora) (Zinnias) (Sonata White) (Mealy Blue Sage) (Blackberry Lily) (Butterfly weed) (Purple Cone Flower) (Spiderwort) Annuals PerennialNatives Not shown: Boltonia asteroides (Snowbank White Boltonia), Clematis paniculata (Clematis), and asters (native species).
  • 8. Salvia leucantha Helianthus angustifolius Salvia guaranitica Artemesia ‘Silver King’ Helleborus hybrids Monarda didyma Hosta hybrids (Mexican Sage) (Swamp Sunflower) (Anise Sage) (Silver King) (Lenten Rose) (Bee Balm) wilts but comes back Someplant selections Stachys byzantina Potentilla megalantha Rudbeckia triloba Kniphofia uvaria Iris barbata Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ Iris siberica (Lambs ears) (Cinquefoil) (Brown Eyed Susan) (Red Hot Poker) (Bearded Iris) (Autumn Joy) (Siberian Iris) Shade or Sun Shade or Sun Perennials for sun for Georgia Perennials for shade Drought-tolerant Ground Covers: Liriope Asiatic jasmine Catharanthus roseus Amaranthus caudatus Celosia cristata Tithonia rotundifolia Lilium hybrids Amsonia tabernaemontana Daucus carota Physostegia virginiana (Vinca) (Love Lies Bleeding) (Cockscomb) (Mexican Sunflower) Carolina jasmine (lilies) (Blue Stars) (Queen Ann’s Lace) (Obedient Plant) Trumpet creeper Day lilies Creeping raspberry Drought-tolerant Shrubs: Dwarf yaupon holly Indian hawthorn Portulaca hybrids Cosmos bipinnatus Petunias Verbena tenuisecta Dwarf crepe myrtle Lonicera sempervirens Achillea millefolium Oenothera speciosa Eupatorium fistulosum (Moss Rose) (Cosmos) (especially old-time and (Moss Verbena) (Coral Honeysuckle) (Yarrow) (Pink Sundrops) (Joe Pye Weed or Trumpetweed) "Wave" petunias) Glossy AbeliaPassiflora ‘Byron’s Beauty’ Zinnia elegans Cosmos bipinnatus Salvia farinacea hybrids Belamcanda chinensis Asclepias tuberosa Echinacea purpurea Tradescantia virginiana (Passiflora) (Zinnias) (Sonata White) (Mealy Blue Sage) (Blackberry Lily) (Butterfly weed) (Purple Cone Flower) (Spiderwort) Annuals PerennialNatives Not shown: Boltonia asteroides (Snowbank White Boltonia), Clematis paniculata (Clematis), and asters (native species).
  • 9. Salvia leucantha Helianthus angustifolius Salvia guaranitica Artemesia ‘Silver King’ Helleborus hybrids Monarda didyma Hosta hybrids (Mexican Sage) (Swamp Sunflower) (Anise Sage) (Silver King) (Lenten Rose) (Bee Balm) wilts but comes back Someplant selections Stachys byzantina Potentilla megalan- Rudbeckia triloba Kniphofia uvaria Iris barbata Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ Iris siberica (Lambs ears) tha (Brown Eyed Susan) (Red Hot Poker) (Bearded Iris) (Autumn Joy) (Siberian Iris) (Cinquefoil) Shade or Sun Shade or Sun Perennials for sun for Georgia Perennials for shade Drought-tolerant Ground Covers: Liriope Asiatic jasmine Catharanthus roseus Amaranthus caudatus Celosia cristata Tithonia rotundifolia Lilium hybrids Amsonia tabernaemontana Daucus carota Physostegia virginiana (Vinca) (Love Lies Bleeding) (Cockscomb) (Mexican Sunflower) Carolina jasmine (lilies) (Blue Stars) (Queen Ann’s Lace) (Obedient Plant) Trumpet creeper Day lilies Creeping raspberry Drought-tolerant Shrubs: Dwarf yaupon holly Indian hawthorn Portulaca hybrids Cosmos bipinnatus Petunias Verbena tenuisecta Dwarf crepe myrtle Lonicera sempervirens Achillea millefolium Oenothera speciosa Eupatorium fistulosum (Moss Rose) (Cosmos) (especially old-time and (Moss Verbena) (Coral Honeysuckle) (Yarrow) (Pink Sundrops) (Joe Pye Weed or Trumpetweed) "Wave" petunias) Glossy AbeliaPassiflora ‘Byron’s Beauty’ Zinnia elegans Cosmos bipinnatus Salvia farinacea hybrids Belamcanda chinensis Asclepias tuberosa Echinacea purpurea Tradescantia virginiana (Passiflora) (Zinnias) (Sonata White) (Mealy Blue Sage) (Blackberry Lily) (Butterfly weed) (Purple Cone Flower) (Spiderwort) Annuals PerennialNatives Not shown: Boltonia asteroides (Snowbank White Boltonia), Clematis paniculata (Clematis), and asters (native species).
  • 10. Salvia leucantha Helianthus angustifolius Salvia guaranitica Artemesia ‘Silver King’ Helleborus hybrids Monarda didyma Hosta hybrids (Mexican Sage) (Swamp Sunflower) (Anise Sage) (Silver King) (Lenten Rose) (Bee Balm) wilts but comes back Someplant selections Stachys byzantina Potentilla megalan- Rudbeckia triloba Kniphofia uvaria Iris barbata Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ Iris siberica (Lambs ears) tha (Brown Eyed Susan) (Red Hot Poker) (Bearded Iris) (Autumn Joy) (Siberian Iris) (Cinquefoil) Shade or Sun Shade or Sun Perennials for sun for Georgia Perennials for shade Drought-tolerant Ground Covers: Liriope Asiatic jasmine Catharanthus roseus Amaranthus caudatus Celosia cristata Tithonia rotundifolia Lilium hybrids Amsonia tabernaemontana Daucus carota Physostegia virginiana (Vinca) (Love Lies Bleeding) (Cockscomb) (Mexican Sunflower) Carolina jasmine (lilies) (Blue Stars) (Queen Ann’s Lace) (Obedient Plant) Trumpet creeper Day lilies Creeping raspberry Drought-tolerant Shrubs: Dwarf yaupon holly Indian hawthorn Portulaca hybrids Cosmos bipinnatus Petunias Verbena tenuisecta Dwarf crepe myrtle Lonicera sempervirens Achillea millefolium Oenothera speciosa Eupatorium fistulosum (Moss Rose) (Cosmos) (especially old-time and (Moss Verbena) (Coral Honeysuckle) (Yarrow) (Pink Sundrops) (Joe Pye Weed or Trumpetweed) "Wave" petunias) Glossy AbeliaPassiflora ‘Byron’s Beauty’ Zinnia elegans Cosmos bipinnatus Salvia farinacea hybrids Belamcanda chinensis Asclepias tuberosa Echinacea purpurea Tradescantia virginiana (Passiflora) (Zinnias) (Sonata White) (Mealy Blue Sage) (Blackberry Lily) (Butterfly weed) (Purple Cone Flower) (Spiderwort) Annuals PerennialNatives Not shown: Boltonia asteroides (Snowbank White Boltonia), Clematis paniculata (Clematis), and asters (native species).
  • 11. Follow these seven steps: 1. Plan and design your landscaping with water conservation in mind. 2. Create practical turf areas using drought-tolerant grass appropriate to your needs and the area. Your landscaping will be far more interesting withXeriscape ™ far less turf. It will also be more water efficient and easier to maintain. 3. Choose your plants carefully. They should be grouped according to sunlight and water needs.(zera’-scape) Your best Use drought-tolerant plants that require lessbet for a beautiful, water. Many plants that are drought-tolerant alsoenvironmentally-friendly, attract fewer pests. That means less pesticide fordrought-proof yard. you and the environment.Xeriscape™ is easy, 4. Supplement your soil with compost or otherwhen you know how. amendments—the county extension service can help you know your soil and understand what works best. 5. Use mulch. It looks good, reduces weed growth, minimizes erosion and doesn’t need to be watered. 6. Irrigate smart. Use the water you need — just design your landscape so that you need much less. 7. Pay attention! You’ve designed and built a beautiful landscape that is environmentally-friendly and drought-proof. Now all you have to do is maintain it. Water only when necessary, mow, weed and prune when you need to. At DeKalb County, we’re working hard to make sure there’s water for tomorrow. In the meantime, unpre- dictable weather means we can’t count on the rain. But we Add: For ideas on Xeriscape™ landscaping, visit can make our present the garden at our Roadhaven Drive location. water supplies last DeKalb County longer with conserva- Public Works Department tion. Xeriscape™ is one Drought-proof Water and Sewer Division 1580 Roadhaven Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083 way to make beautiful, (770) 621-7200 drought-proof yards. https://dklbweb.dekalbga.org/watersewer In partnership with DeKalb County Cooperative Extension Service your yard 4380 Memorial Drive, Room 1115 Decatur, GA 30032 (404) 298-4080 (and still be the envy of the neighborhood)! www.dekalbextension.com