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Water-Saving Landscaping. Low-maintenance solutions for intermountain regions. Challenges. Hot temperatures Cold temperatures Shorter growing season Drying winds Deluge/drought Poor soil. Solutions. Windbreaks Xeriscaping Soil amendment Native plants. Windbreaks. Structures.

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Water saving landscaping

Water-Saving Landscaping

Low-maintenance solutions for intermountain regions


Challenges

Challenges

  • Hot temperatures

  • Cold temperatures

  • Shorter growing season

  • Drying winds

  • Deluge/drought

  • Poor soil


Solutions

Solutions

  • Windbreaks

  • Xeriscaping

  • Soil amendment

  • Native plants


Windbreaks

Windbreaks

  • Structures


Windbreaks1

Windbreaks

  • Plants


Water cycle

Water Cycle


Water consumption

Water Consumption


Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping

  • Planting strategies that conserve water


Xeriscaping1

Xeriscaping

  • No additional watering


Xeriscaping2

Xeriscaping

  • Drip irrigation


Soil amendment

Soil Amendment

  • Organic matter


Native plants

Native Plants

  • Tolerate temperature range

  • Tolerate drought

  • Prevent erosion

  • Support natural ecosystem

  • Attract pollinators

  • Need little or no maintenance

  • Sustainable


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Native Plants

Photos courtesy of Rugged Country Plants


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