Landscaping in ways that do not require supplemental irrigation. (noun)
Present participle of xeriscape. (verb)
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Use "xeriscaping" in a sentence
"Drought Resistant Shrubs and Plants for Desert Gardening A worker in the Denver Colorado Water Department coined the term xeriscaping way back in 1981, joining the Greek word xeros, which means dry, with "- scape," as in landscape to describe garden design planned to resist and withstand drought."
"Garden-design strategies that encourage minimal watering, called "xeriscaping" based on the Greek word for 'dry' first emerged in the West, where water resources are thin."
"You might also see it referred to as xeriscaping, especially if you live in the southwestern United States, where the practice gained traction in the late 1970s."