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1 Water-Saving Landscaping Low-maintenance solutions for intermountain regions

2 Challenges  Hot temperatures  Cold temperatures  Shorter growing season  Drying winds  Deluge/drought  Poor soil April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 2

3 Solutions  Windbreaks  Xeriscaping  Soil amendment  Native plants April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 3

4 Windbreaks  Structures  Fences  Walls April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 4

5 Windbreaks  Plants  Tree lines  Hedges April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 5

6 Water Cycle Clouds Condensation and Precipitation Runoff and Percolation Evaporation and Transpiration April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 6

7 Water Consumption April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 7

8 Xeriscaping  Planting strategies that conserve water  No additional watering  Drip irrigation April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 8

9 Soil Amendment  Eastern Washington loses more than 10 tons of soil per acre per year to rainfall runoff Source: Atlas of U.S. Environmental Issues, Mason & Mason, 1990 April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 9

10 Native Plants  Tolerate temperature range  Tolerate drought  Prevent erosion  Support natural ecosystem  Attract pollinators  Need little or no maintenance  Sustainable April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 10

11 Temperature by Season Winter  Spring  Summer  Fall  April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 11

12 Temperature by Month April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 12

13 April 18, 2010 Water-Saving Landscaping 13


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