WATER-SAVING
LANDSCAPING

Low-maintenance
solutions for
intermountain regions
CHALLENGES
Hot temperatures
Cold temperatures
Shorter growing season
Drying winds
Deluge/drought
Poor soil

April 18, 2010...
SOLUTIONS
Windbreaks
Xeriscaping
Soil amendment
Native plants

April 18, 2010

WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING

3
WINDBREAKS
Structures
 Fences
 Walls

April 18, 2010

WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING

4
WINDBREAKS
Plants
 Tree lines
 Hedges

April 18, 2010

WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING

5
WATER CYCLE
Clouds

Transpiration

Evaporation

April 18, 2010

Condensation
and
Precipitation

Runoff and
Percolation

WA...
WATER CONSUMPTION
Activity

Average

Conservative

Brushing teeth

2

0.5

Washing hands

2

0.5

Toilet flush

5

2

Shav...
WATER CONSUMPTION
250
200
150
100
50
0

Avarage
April 18, 2010

Conservative
WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING

8
XERISCAPING
Planting strategies that
conserve water

April 18, 2010

WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING

9
XERISCAPING
No additional watering

April 18, 2010

WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING

10
XERISCAPING
Drip irrigation

April 18, 2010

WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING

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SOIL AMENDMENT
Eastern Washington loses
more than
10 tons of soil per acre per
year
to rainfall runoff

April 18, 2010

WA...
NATIVE PLANTS
Tolerate temperature range
Tolerate drought
Prevent erosion
Support natural ecosystem
Attract pollinators
Ne...
TEMPERATURE RANGE
Seasonal Temperatures
Winter

Spring

Summer

Fall

Minimum

18

41

73

43

Average

29

57

89

54

Ma...
NATIVE PLANTS

Photos courtesy of Rugged Country Plants

April 18, 2010

WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING

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  1. 1. WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING 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. SOLUTIONS Windbreaks Xeriscaping Soil amendment Native plants April 18, 2010 WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING 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 Transpiration Evaporation April 18, 2010 Condensation and Precipitation Runoff and Percolation WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING 6
  7. 7. WATER CONSUMPTION Activity Average Conservative Brushing teeth 2 0.5 Washing hands 2 0.5 Toilet flush 5 2 Shaving 10 1 Shower (8 min.) 20 5 Bath 36 15 Dishwasher 15 7 Dishes by hand 20 5 Clothes washer 40 25 Lawn (20 min.) 200 200 April 18, 2010 WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING 7
  8. 8. WATER CONSUMPTION 250 200 150 100 50 0 Avarage April 18, 2010 Conservative WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING 8
  9. 9. XERISCAPING Planting strategies that conserve water April 18, 2010 WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING 9
  10. 10. XERISCAPING No additional watering April 18, 2010 WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING 10
  11. 11. XERISCAPING Drip irrigation April 18, 2010 WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING 11
  12. 12. SOIL AMENDMENT Eastern Washington loses more than 10 tons of soil per acre per year to rainfall runoff April 18, 2010 WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING 12
  13. 13. 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 13
  14. 14. 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 14
  15. 15. NATIVE PLANTS Photos courtesy of Rugged Country Plants April 18, 2010 WATER-SAVING LANDSCAPING 15

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