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10 6 Xeriscaping

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10 6 Xeriscaping

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

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