Definition of xeriscape in English:


Line breaks: xeri|scape
Pronunciation: /ˈzɪərɪskeɪp
, ˈzɛ-/
chiefly US


  • A garden or landscape created in a style that requires little or no irrigation or other maintenance, used in arid regions: it has become trendy to replace water-thirsty gardens with xeriscapes
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    • This plant needs full sun to perform its best and does extremely well in a xeriscape situation.
    • Following are a few examples of plants that are appropriate for xeriscape gardens.
    • I've been worried about watering the yard, hence the thinking with the xeriscape water conserving native plants.


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  • Cultivate (an area) as a xeriscape: I wanted to remove the grass along the sidewalk and xeriscape that area too
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    • By following these seven basic principles when xeriscaping your lawn and garden, you can create a lush, colourful and unique garden.
    • The Archdiocese of Santa Fe has proposed the cemetery of the future, xeriscaped and designed by Santa Fe's Catholics.


1980s: from xeric + -scape.

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