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Waterwise Landscaping. Purpose of Landscaping. Waterwise Options. Wildfire Aware Options. Zeroscaping. Low to No Maintenance Landscaping Design. Characteristics. Uses a variety of rocks for design Sparse use of drought-resistant plants Relies on rainwater or limited watering. Benefits.

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waterwise options
WaterwiseOptions

Wildfire Aware Options

zeroscaping
Zeroscaping

Low to No Maintenance Landscaping Design

characteristics
Characteristics
  • Uses a variety of rocks for design
  • Sparse use of drought-resistant plants
  • Relies on rainwater or limited watering
benefits
Benefits
  • Conserves water
  • Saves $$$
  • Low maintenance
  • Presents minimal pest and disease problems
  • Saves landfill space
disadvantages
Disadvantages
  • Scarcity of plant life
  • Possibility of unattractive aesthetic quality
xeriscaping
Xeriscaping

Water –Conservative Approach to Landscaping

characteristics1
Characteristics
  • Uses a variety of rocks to enhance design
  • Uses multiple drought-tolerant plants
  • Can be very colorful
  • Relies on rainwater or limited watering
benefits1
Benefits
  • Conserves water
  • Provides attractive planning options
  • Presents minimal pest and disease problems
  • Requires low pruning and maintenance
  • Saves landfill space
disadvantages1
Disadvantages
    • Initial cost may be high
  • Initial cost offset by future savings
fire aware landscaping

30

10’

10’

30’

Zone 1

Zone 2

Zone 3

“Fire Aware” Landscaping
principles for waterwise landscaping
Principles for Waterwise Landscaping

Tips from the Office of Community Services, Fort Lewis College