What Are the Benefits of Xeriscaping?

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Xeriscaping is a way to bring beautiful colors to your yard while saving on your water bill. If you live in a dry climate, this landscape technique is something to consider.
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David Lupberger on the Benefits of Xeriscaping: Hi, I'm David Lupberger with ServiceMagic.com. Today we're going to talk about xeriscape. What is it, and what some of the misconceptions are. I'm with Kathy Bowen from ???A Boulder Gardener???, a full service landscape company. Kathy, tell me about Xeriscape and what it really is.
Kathy Bowen/A Boulder Gardener: Well David, xeriscape gardens are gardens that are designed for low maintenance and low water use. But one thing that is a misconception is that xeriscaped gardens don't contain a lot of color. Well that's just not true. You can plant irises, daylilies, and ornamental grasses which will get you through the entire season with lots of color, and lots of interest.
Lupberger: And the benefit of xeriscape is what?
Kathy Bowen/A Boulder Gardener: The benefit of xeriscape is that the plants are more durable, they require less water, and a lot of them are natives. So they can handle temperature fluctuations depending on where you live.
Lupberger: Okay, alright. Can we see some examples?
Kathy Bowen/A Boulder Gardener: Sure. We are sitting in a xeric designed garden right now. And we have for midsummer: lavender, which of course has great gray foliage and purple blooms. Right here is willy thyme, which will bloom early spring also great ground cover. And beside me are daylilies which of course can bloom midsummer around July and they have orange.
Dave: Okay and what are the taller planting back here?
Kathy Bowen/A Boulder Gardener: The taller plantings back here are called Russian sage, and they have that great gray foliage, like the lavender, but they bloom in the fall. Which will then carry you into fall interest.
Dave: Spring all the way to fall. Color, each step of the way.
Kathy Bowen/A Boulder Gardener: Correct.
Dave: So it sounds like these plants are very easy to maintain. Are they also easy to install?
Kathy Bowen/A Boulder Gardener: They're very easy to install. It just depends on how many you want to put in and how many you want to take care of.
Dave: Good, thanks Kathy.
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