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10 6 Xeriscaping 10 6 Xeriscaping Presentation Transcript

  • Xeriscaping Term: Xeriscape Plant: Coreopsis
  • Coreopsis Tickseed
    • Flowering Perennial
    • Height: 12 – 24”, spread 15-18
    • USDA Zone 4 -8
    • Full Sun
    • Yellow or Pink or white blooms mid summer to early fall
    • Drought tolerant
    • Deer resistant
  • Xeriscaping
    • landscaping and gardening in ways that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental irrigation
    • Selected plants are drought resistant
  • Landscaping & Water Use
    • For most people, watering costs money
    • Governments frequently impose watering bans.
    • Landscapers who can choose plantings that will look good without supplemental water will have an advantage.
  • Drought
    • Frequent summertime problem in the Southeastern United States
    • Use plants that have adapted to conditions of the Southeast
    • Native Plants are frequently drought and pest resistant.
  • Principles of Xeriscaping
    • Proper Planning and Design
      • Use hydrozones
        • High water need plants – smallest area
        • Low water use plants – largest area
    • Plan irrigation to deliver only the required amount of water
  • Principles of Xeriscaping
    • Get a soil analysis for drainage properties
    • Select appropriate plants – drought tolerant
    • Reduce turf area and/or use a drought tolerant turf species
    • Irrigate efficiently: Irrigate deep into the soil to develop deep roots.
      • Frequent shallow watering creates shallow rooted plants that cannot tolerate drought
    • Mulch to retain water in the soil
  • Drought Resistant Plants for Va
    • Achillea - Y arrow
    • Golden marguerite
    • Baptisia - False indigo
    • Catmint
    • Coreopsis - Tickseed
    • Echinacea - Purple coneflower
    • Helianthus -S unflower
    • Hemerocallis (daylilies)
    • L avender
    • Liatris
    • Sedum - Stonecrop
    • S tachys byzantina (lamb's-ears)
    • Solidago (goldenrod)
    • Thyme
    • Yucca
  • Grades
    • Posted
    • Written in your notebook
    • Inflated due to scale change
    • Decline in daily performance
    • Expect grading to get harder