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Water saving

  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 2 Water-Saving Landscaping April 18, 2010
  3. 3.  Windbreaks  Xeriscaping  Soil amendment  Native plants SOLUTIONS 3 Water-Saving Landscaping April 18, 2010
  4. 4.  Structures  Fences  Walls WINDBREAKS 4 Water-Saving Landscaping April 18, 2010
  5. 5.  Plants  Tree lines  Hedges WINDBREAKS 5 Water-Saving Landscaping April 18, 2010
  6. 6. clouds traspiration evaporation Condensation and Precipitation Runoff and percolation WATER CYCLE 6 Water-Saving Landscaping April 18, 2010
  7. 7. WATER CONSUMPTION Lawn (20 min.) Clothes washer Dishes by hand Dishwasher Bath Shower (8 min.) Shaving Toilet flush Washing hands 0 50 100 0.5 150 200 250 2 7 Water-Saving Landscaping April 18, 2010
  8. 8.  Planting strategies that conserve water XERISCAPING 8 Water-Saving Landscaping April 18, 2010
  9. 9.  No additional watering XERISCAPING 9 Water-Saving Landscaping April 18, 2010
  10. 10.  Drip irrigation XERISCAPING 10 Water-Saving Landscaping April 18, 2010
  11. 11. Eastern Washington loses more than 10 tons of soil per acre per year to rainfall runoff 11 Water-Saving Landscaping April 18, 2010
  12. 12.  Tolerate temperature range  Tolerate drought  Prevent erosion  Support natural ecosystem  Attract pollinators  Need little or no maintenance  Sustainable NATIVE PLANTS 12 Water-Saving Landscaping April 18, 2010
  13. 13. Seasonal Temperatures Winter Spring Summer Fall Minimum 18 41 73 43 Average 29 57 89 54 Maximum 40 72 105 65 TEMPERATURE RANGE 13 Water-Saving Landscaping April 18, 2010
  14. 14. 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 minimum average Serie 1 Serie 2 maximum Serie 3 Serie 4 14 Water-Saving Landscaping April 18, 2010
  15. 15. Photos courtesy of Rugged Country Plants Water-Saving Landscaping 15 April 18, 2010

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