XERISCAPE: LANDSCAPING WITH STYLE in the ARIZONA DESERT

       


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7 PRINCIPLES OF XERISCAPE

DESIGNING A GREAT YARD
Make a Wish List
Need Some Ideas for Your Wish List?
Tips on Turf
Make A Drawing
Learn About Plants
Plant Design
Learn About Materials
Other Ways to Add Pizzazz
Top Dressing
Granite
Draw Preliminary Plan
Design Tips
Grading and Drainage
Incorporate Plants Into the Design
Design the Irrigation System
Basic Components of a Drip Irrigation System
Tips
Quantities for Landscape Drip Emitters
Draw Irrigation Design
Draw Final Design
Prepare A Cost Estimate
Pre-shop
Installing Your Landscape in Phases
Know Your Pro
Tips for Choosing Professional Services
Reevaluating Your Preliminary Design
INSTALLATION CHECKLIST
Prepare Your Site
Install Hardscape Areas
Mark Plant Locations
Install Irrigation Materials
Install Backflow Prevention Assembly
Install the Valves, Filter, Pressure Regulator and Valve Box
Dig the Trench
PVC/Tubes/Emitters
Install the Irrigation Controller (Automatic Timer)
Take Photos and Update the Irrigation System Plan
Inspect the System
Install Plants
Planting
Staking
Mulch and Granite
Assess Your Accomplishments
MAINTENANCE
Watering Schedules Tailored for Landscapes in the Sonoran Desert
A Watering Schedule for New Plants
A Schedule for Established Plants
Tips to help save water and maximize plant health
Salt Accumulation
Over- and Under- Watering
Fertilizing
Pruning
Three-Point Cut
Pruning Tips for Trees
Taking Care of Your Irrigation System
Monthly Irrigation Care
Yearly Irrigation Care
Revisiting Your Xeriscape: Additions, Conversions and Improvements
RESOURCES
Suggested Reading
PHOTO GALLERY

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