XERISCAPE: LANDSCAPING WITH STYLE IN THE ARIZONA DESERT



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Tree branches frame the colorful combination of blue chair and table with yellow ochre wall.
Creative wall placement and color add pizzazz and help to create private spaces in this small yard.
Paint, fabric and imagination add color to this backyard Xeriscape.

Irrigation Plan

Color-coded irrigation lines
Irrigation components that are properly installed and easy to reach will contribute toward a water-efficient irrigation system
Emitter tubing outlets should be placed between one and three inches above the ground. Proper placement will allow you to observe the wetting pattern for each plant and will reduce the likelihood that dirt from the surrounding area will clog th
Standard Installation Detail and Examples for Points of Connection


Illustration of Irrigation Controller
Illustration Backflow Preventer
Illustration Irrigation Valve
Three Emitter and Tubing Installation Options
Three Emitter and Tubing Installation Options
Standard Installation Detail for Valve Boxes, Valves, Filters, and Pressure Regulators
Standard Installation Detail for Valve Boxes, Valves, Filters, and Pressure Regulators
Standard Installation Detail for Valve Boxes, Valves, Filters, and Pressure Regulators
Standard Installation Detail for Valve Boxes, Valves, Filters, and Pressure Regulators
Irrigtion components that are properly installed and easy to reach will contribute toward a water-efficient irrigation system
Irrigation components that are properly installed and easy to reach will contribute toward a water-efficient irrigation system
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