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Xeriscape programs for water utilities

Ken Ball

Xeriscape programs for water utilities

by Ken Ball

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Published by American Water Works Association in Denver, CO .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Xeriscaping.,
    • Xeriscaping -- United States -- Case studies.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementKen Ball with members of the AWWA Water Conservation Committee.
      ContributionsAWWA Water Conservation Committee.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSB475.83 .B35 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 91 p. :
      Number of Pages91
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1979910M
      ISBN 100898675251
      LC Control Number90224329
      OCLC/WorldCa22889333

      Xeriscape Plant Guide: Water-Wise Plants for Gardens and Landscapes by Denver Water. Xeriscape Gardening: Water Conservation for the American Landscape by . The Xeriscape Plant Guide is a full-color, comprehensive resource for more than low-water-use plants that bring color, beauty and utility to your landscape. This is the Bible on plants for water-wise gardens! With continued national concern over water use, Xeriscape gardens are a sensible option for today and tomorrow/5.

      The Tempe Xeriscape Demonstration Garden is located at the City of Tempe Woman's Club Park ( N. College Ave.). The Garden promotes desert-lush landscape plants, showcasing each of the trees found in the Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert database, as well as a variety of cacti, succulent, groundcover and shrubs. Interpretive signage and plant identification plaques are available to. Annotation For utilities serving up to , customers, this book provides guidance on implementing a water conservation program. With a menu of conservation approaches from which to choose, the book lets utilities plan a custom program. Includes worksheets, cost analysis, sample programs, and recommended budgets.

      The Drop by Drop Landscaping Rebate Program offers up to $ to Pflugerville water utility customers for landscaping improvements meeting the program guidelines. The Rebate promotes easy, efficient, economic and environmentally sound water use and conservation as when native plant species, properly planted and mulched, create low-maintenance. Xeriscape. Xeriscape (pronounced ZEER-ih-scape) is a term coined in the early s by Denver Water to describe the use of native and climate-adapted plants in landscaping. Up until then, the typical yard was a blanket of bluegrass with a shade tree in the middle. Find the plants for your yard using our water-wise plant guide at.


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Xeriscape programs for water utilities by Ken Ball Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Xeriscape Incentive Program (XIP) is a comprehensive, education-based incentive program offering Fort Collins Utilities residential water customers a post-project rebate in return for transforming a high-water Xeriscape programs for water utilities book area to a water-wise landscape.

Participants receive a $/square foot rebate up to 1, square feet, or up to $, per approved project, per address. Xeriscape is not one particular style or look - it's the creation of a healthy, attractive landscape that conserves water. Xeriscape. Provides a diversity of seasonal colors and textures Lowers outdoor water use percent Reduces yard maintenance Find inspirational ideas to xeriscape your yard.

Utilities Customer Service. Laporte Ave. Fort Collins, CO ; Billing, Account Information or hour automated response. ; Payments. The Grass-to-Xeriscape program is designed to save water, and it also is intended to promote overall sustainability.

This includes reducing heat island effect through plant shading. Plants also supply oxygen, provide wildlife habitat, and absorb carbon dioxide, among other environmental benefits. The low water and low maintenance xeriscape gardening concept was developed to meet these conditions and this book is loaded with information and photos that illustrate it clearly.

The writing style is informative and full of quick tips and funny asides. Closely examining many of the photos reveals that they were Photoshopped. They were well /5(20). Xeriscape plant materials are water-conserving, beautiful, and thrive in specific environments.

Xeriscape Handbook takes an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach to creating a water-wise garden. Environmental gardening factors are combined with the seven principles of Xeriscape and good gardening techniques/5(11).

ABOUT THE INCENTIVE PROGRAM The purpose of the Grass-to-Xeriscape program is to help our customers reduce their landscape water use by half or more by replacing their water-thirsty lawns with landscape plants appropriate to our Sonoran Desert climate.

The Xeriscape Flower Gardener, a Water-wise Guide for the Rocky Mountain Region by Jim Knopf, Johnson Publishing Company, Boulder, Colorado.

Along with good detailed information on the Principles of Xeriscape, this book contains good water conserving plant lists and includes such things as deer-proof plants, plus a whole chapter on how to help.

Xeric flowers are rated by their water needs, • “L” for low or “M” for moderate water requirements. Garden Centers of Colorado developed “X-rated gardening” • One “X” is thrifty, requiring about 1” of water per week • “XXX” has the lowest water needs (1/2” of water. Xeriscape — Landscaping to Save Water, Time and Money.

18 minutes Produced by: Virginia Jensen and Fred Liljegren Department of Natural Resources Division of Water Resources West North Temple, Suite Salt Lake City, Utah Your Own Back Yard.

1 hour Produced jointly by: Denver Water & Linda Rea Productions. The Xeriscape Plant Guide is a full-color, comprehensive resource for more than low-water-use plants that bring color, beauty and utility to your landscape.

This is the Bible on plants for water-wise gardens. With continued national concern over water use, Xeriscape gardens are a sensible option for today and tomorrow/5(27).

Reduce water use and upgrade your landscape the easy way. Do-it-yourself kits from Resource Central come with 15 to 30 starter plants, a comprehensive Plant and Care Guide, and one to three plant-by-number maps.

Regardless of expertise, you can save water and beautify your landscape with these affordable gardens. Native or low-water-use plants, patios, decks or mulches can beautify your landscape while saving water.

Also try planting turf such as buffalo grass, blue grama grass, turf-type tall fescue and fine fescues to reduce water use in your landscape. Maintenance. Sewerage & Water Pollution - The city is building six central treatment plants to cover the major economic areas. It will take sometime for the construction but the operation and maintenance are still in serious consideration as it will cost a large amount of the city's budget.

With continuing water problems and cost, xeriscaping in Colorado is always a hot topic. This bestselling book has now been revised and updated to include the newest information and techniques available.

Whether you want new ideas for your existing xeriscape lawn and garden or are looking to make big changes, you will need this book/5(30). Disclaimer: Inclusion in the Resources and References section of this web site is not, nor can be construed as being, an endorsement by CWW and cannot and shall not be used as such by any party.

Videos, CDs, & DVDs. Xeriscape Principles, Video - Colorado Springs Utilities Xeriscape Basics, Video - City of Aurora, Colorado Xeriscape Isn't a Garden, It's a System, Video - GreenCO. You can search our plant database, view our gallery of water-smart landscapes and check out our featured plant of the month.

You can also access the Colorado Springs Utilities' xeriscape fact sheets and landscape design templates, watch our YouTube videos, and visit our two award winning xeriscape demonstration gardens.

Water is a precious. Introduction the Complete How-to guide to Xeriscaping is published by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority and provided by agencies in our region to help people make smart, water-efficient landscape decisions and choose plants that are appropriate to our arid climate.

Your water shall be provided by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority. Any turf grass removed must be designated high water use according to our Xeriscaping Guide plant list, and currently watered with spray-type irrigation. Fifty percent of the project rebate area shall be covered by plants, as they appear at maturity.

Denver Water, the largest and oldest public water utility in Denver, Colorado, coined the term and began to formally define the main principles of xeriscaping for members of the Denver community interested in modifying gardening practices to save wateropen_in_new.

Though it began in an effort to engage in water conservation in dry areas, it. Xeriscape Plans Xeriscape landscaping promotes water efficiency by using plants that are native and adaptable to Colorado's semi-arid climate. Denver Water coined the word in by combining "landscape" and the Greek word "xeros," which means dry.GUIDELINES Planning and Design This is the first and most important step in Xeriscape landscaping.

The Xeriscape landscape takes into account the regional and microclimatic conditions of the site, existing vegetation and topographical conditions, the intended use and desires of the owner, and the zoning of plant materials according to their water needs.Xeriscape Conversion Study Final Report By Kent A.

Sovocool submeter, irrigation controller, resource conservation, incentive programs, utility, water resources. 6 Acknowledgements There have over the course of this study been so many contributors to this research that So promising was xeriscape, that water purveyors and others.