What is Water-wise landscaping?
landscaping is simply a set of landscaping
principles that encourages responsible plant
selection, landscape design and maintenance
where you match moisture levels with plan
needs for irrigation. Waterwise plants are
those plants that use little water, require
watering once or twice a week, do well
during times of drought, and still produce
Desert Sand Verbena
to follow are:
- Analyze Your Soil.
- Plan It Before You Plant
- Use Appropriate Plants.
- Use Grass
- Water Wisely. Mulch.
What is Xeriscaping?
Xeriscaping is a landscaping term used to
describe water conserving or drought
resistant plants. Taken from the Greek
xeros meaning dry, is literally translated
to mean "dry landscape". The Associated
Landscape Contractors of Colorado first used
this term to demonstrate water-efficient or
water wise landscaping. When people think of
xeriscaping, visions of cacti and rock beds
dull their enthusiasm. In fact, some of the
landscaping in Utah and other western and
southwestern states are lush with color and
Xeriscaping Courtesy of David Rowan, Magna.
Waterwise plants including mums, alyssum, and flowering moss.
Send Us Your Photos!
Do you have a unique garden or landscape that
incorporates principles of xeriscaping? If so,
send the digital photos (.jpg or .jpeg) with your
name, location (if outside of Magna) and type of
waterwise plants you use to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will be showcased on our website.
of greenery in creating
Water features are very
popular design elements.
design for a side yard.
Photos courtesy of
Xeriscape Design, L.C.,
Salt Lake City