7 Principles of Xeriscape

Over the years, the 7 Principles of Xeriscape, originally conceived by Denver Water in 1981, have expanded into simple and applicable concepts to create appealing landscapes that use less water. These principles provide you with the tools to have a xeric design that fits your style. 

A well-designed and well-planned xeriscape can be a beautiful addition which is inviting to wildlife, provides year-round interest and, most importantly saves water.

The seven principles are outlined below:
  1. Plan and design for water conservation
  2. Improve the soil
  3. Limit turf area
  4. Irrigate efficiently
  5. Select appropriate plants and hydro-zone
  6. Mulch to reduce evaporation
  7. Maintain your xeriscape
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