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Swap Out Your Lawn for an Ecologically Friendly Alternative

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Ever find yourself overwhelmed by maintaining your lawn? Have you worried about the amount of water it takes to keep things green and growing? What if there was a way to transform your lawn to both make it both ecologically-friendly and strikingly different from every house on the block?

Xeriscaping (or xerogardening) is the practice of landscaping and gardening in ways that reduce or eliminate the need for excess water. Taken from the Greek word, “xeros” (meaning dry), xeriscaping was initially designed to provide landscaping options for areas which are particularly sensitive to drought.

Given that water is the most precious resource on the planet, perhaps you might you might consider this conservationist’s approach to landscaping your home. In addition to reducing the costs of watering and chemical maintenance, well executed xeriscaping can actually improve the curb appeal and value of your home.

Below are a couple of links on the topic of xeriscaping, including the “7 Principles of Xeriscaping”:

“Xeriscapes do not have a single look – almost any landscaping style can be achieved. The principles can be applied to all or part of a yard, in any geographic region of North America.”

Source: http://eartheasy.com/grow_xeriscape.htm

Also, check out these Google Image examples of Xeriscaping: http://tinyurl.com/23keqet

Xeriscaping can be the perfect way to compliment your new “green home.” If you’re looking for a house with a gentle ecological footprint, get in touch with me today.

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