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Definition of "xeriscaping" []

  • 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."
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