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xeriscaping

[zeer-i-skey-ping] /ˈzɪər ɪˌskeɪ pɪŋ/
noun
1.
environmental design of residential and park land using various methods for minimizing the need for water use.
Also, xeriscape.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85; xer(ic) + (land)scaping
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Examples from the web for xeriscaping
  • There have been demonstrations of solar power, as well as xeriscaping: landscaping that requires no water and little maintenance.
  • Water conservation is promoted through rainwater harvesting and xeriscaping.
  • xeriscaping is the practice of designing landscapes to reduce or eliminate the need for irrigation.
  • Find an extensive list of tips and websites about xeriscaping.
  • Strictly monitored green policies, from sustainable cuisine and xeriscaping to interpretive programs and recycling.
  • Even the cookie-cutter housing developments, with their xeriscaping and washed-out desert palette, remind you where you are.
  • xeriscaping is a systematic method of promoting water conservation in landscaped areas.
  • xeriscaping does not mean letting your yard go untouched and growing weeds.
  • xeriscaping is a landscape practice designed to decrease water use.
  • However, a second learning objective can be met by using drought-tolerant plants and demonstrating the concepts of xeriscaping.

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