Xeriscaping Brochure - Alberta, Canada

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Xeriscaping Brochure - Alberta, Canada

  1. 1. The alternatives that Prairie Scapes promote are based on the concepts of environmentally friendly landscaping with reduced maintenance and efficient use of water.Effective Practices Are:1. Appropriate plant selection for group- ings of similar moisture requirements. The average2. Irrigation and maintenance methods that Canadian uses provide the best results for plants, and 390L of water your time and costs. per day!3. Soil enhancements and mulching for better water retention on lawns and in A Few Plants for planting beds. Xeriscaping… The picture below illustrates Hippophae rhamnoides Water is a limited (Sea buckthorn) a low maintenance yard that resource. The average Pinus contorta var. latifolia implements the practices Canadian uses 390L per (Lodgepole pine) listed above. day! 40-70% of that water Potentilla fruticosa is used for landscape irri- (Potentilla) gation. In order for us to Achillea millefolium have enough water to (Common yarrow) meet our needs, we must Gaillardia aristata reduce the amount of wa- (Blanket flower) ter that is used in our Hemerocallis spp. (Daylily) landscapes. Helichrysum bracteatum If we use this reduced wa- (Strawflower) ter wisely we can still keep our landscapes healthy and beautiful. We can not only have beautiful yards, but we can also gain satisfaction in that we have had a hand in aiding the environment. Source: Williams, S. (1997) Creating the Prairie Xeriscape, Saskatoon, SK: University Extension Press. Photo: Fern Kobewka Contact us or visit our website @ Box 291 Bowden, Alberta T0M 0K0 Phone: 1(403)505-DIRT(3478) Toll Free: 1(866)505-DIRT Email: designteam@prairiescapes.ca

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