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

Ap...
Solutions
- Windbreaks
- Xeriscaping
- Soil amendment
- Native plants

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Water-Saving Landscaping

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Windbreaks
- Structures
- Fences
- Walls

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Water-Saving Landscaping

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Windbreaks
- Plants
- Tree lines
- Hedges

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Water-Saving Landscaping

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Clouds

Condensation
and
Precipitation

Water Cycle

Runoff and
Percolation

Transpiration

Evaporation

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W...
Activity

2

0,5

Washing hands

2

0,5

Toilet flush

5

2

Shaving 10

1

Shower (8 min.)

20

Bath

36

15

Dishwasher
...
Water Consumption
200
180
160
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
0

Average

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Water-Saving Landscaping

Conservative

...
Xeriscaping
- Planting strategies that
conserve water

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Water-Saving Landscaping

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Xeriscaping
- No additional watering

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Xeriscaping
- Drip irrigation

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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

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 Tolerate temperature range
 Tolerate drought
 Prevent erosion

Native Plants

 Support natural ecosystem
 Attract po...
Seasonal Temperatures
Winter

Spring

Summer

Fall

Minimum

18

41

73

43

Average

29

57

89

54

Maximum 40

72

105
...
Native Plants

Photos courtesy of Rugged Country Plants

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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. Clouds Condensation and Precipitation Water Cycle Runoff and Percolation Transpiration Evaporation April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 6
  7. 7. Activity 2 0,5 Washing hands 2 0,5 Toilet flush 5 2 Shaving 10 1 Shower (8 min.) 20 Bath 36 15 Dishwasher 15 7 Dishes by hand 20 5 Clothes washer 40 25 Lawn (20 min.) April 18, 2010 Conservative Brushing teeth Water Consumption Average 200 200 Water-Saving Landscaping 5 7
  8. 8. Water Consumption 200 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 Average April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping Conservative 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.  Tolerate temperature range  Tolerate drought  Prevent erosion Native Plants  Support natural ecosystem  Attract pollinators  Need little or no maintenance  Sustainable April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 13
  14. 14. Seasonal Temperatures Winter Spring Summer Fall Minimum 18 41 73 43 Average 29 57 89 54 Maximum 40 72 105 65 Chart Title Temperature Range 120 105 100 89 80 73 72 65 60 40 57 54 43 41 40 29 20 18 0 Minimum Average Winter April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping Spring Summer Maximum Fall 14
  15. 15. Native Plants Photos courtesy of Rugged Country Plants April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 15

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