Práctica 12 diapos

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Práctica 12 diapos

  1. 1. Low-maintenance solutions for intermountain regions
  2. 2. Challenges  Hot temperatures  Cold temperatures  Shorter growing season  Drying winds  Deluge/drought  Poor soil April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 2
  3. 3. Windbreaks  Xeriscaping  Soil amendment  Native plants  Water-Saving Landscaping April 18, 2010 3
  4. 4. Windbreaks  Structures ◦ Fences ◦ Walls April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 4
  5. 5. Windbreaks  Plants  Tree lines  Hedges April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 5
  6. 6. Water Cycle  Clouds  Condensation and Precipitation  Runoff and Percolation  Evaporation  Transpiration April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 6
  7. 7. Evaporation and Transpiration Runoff and Percolation April 18, 2010 Clouds Condensation and Precipitation Water-Saving Landscaping 7
  8. 8. April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 8
  9. 9. Xeriscaping  Planting strategies that conserve water April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 9
  10. 10. Soil Amendment  Eastern Washington loses more than 10 tons of soil per acre per year to rainfall runoff April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 10
  11. 11. Native Plants  Tolerate temperature range  Tolerate drought  Prevent erosion  Support natural ecosystem  Attract pollinators  Need little or no maintenance  Sustainable April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 11
  12. 12. Temperature Range Seasonal Temperatures Winter Spring Summer Fall Minimum 18 41 73 43 Average 29 57 89 54 Maximum 40 72 105 65 April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 12
  13. 13. 120 100 80 Winter 60 Spring 40 Fall Summer 20 0 Minimun April 18, 2010 Average Water-Saving Landscaping Maximum 13

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