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Xeriscape Landscaping

  • About Landscaping - Information for homeowners on hardscape and softscape elements in landscape design. Includes a chat room and forum.
  • Affordable Landscapers, Landscaping Contractors and Landscape Companies - Search for top landscapers, contractors, landscaping companies, gardeners and landscape design-build professionals in your area. Comprehensive details provided on each company listed.
  • Better Homes and Gardens: Garden Design - A collection of articles on creating gardens, mostly taking the form of short tips and tricks.
  • Camelot Brick Pavers and Tile - Company providing design engineering, brick pavers, tile, concrete and retaining wall services to both residential and commercial markets in the Southeastern United States.
  • Clearwater Landscapes - Landscaping resource for the do-it-yourself homeowner featuring interactive online landscape design.
  • Creative Landscape Borders - Company provides continuous concrete landscape edging and custom curbing in Spokane, Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.
  • Cyberlawn - Information about outdoor power equipment provided by an industry group, with sections on selection, maintenance, and safety, and lawn and garden care tips.
  • David Winger Garden Photography - A collection of garden photographs including Xeriscape gardens.
  • Emerald Landscaping and Maintenance - Design and installation firm specializing in ponds, waterfalls, interlocking stone work, landscaping and property maintenance. Includes before and after photo gallery, profile, services and contacts.
  • Environmental Landscape Associates, Inc. - Full service design-build landscape architecture company serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
  • Flagstone Patios - Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape builds patios using brick, stone, flagstone & paver to recreate outdoor area.
  • Garden Designer - Browse articles on garden design, ask garden and landscaping questions or shop for garden plants, accessories and gifts.
  • Gardenweb: Xeriscaping and Southwestern Gardening - Discussion forum.
  • GetSet to Garden Resources - A gardening resource site for indoor and outdoor gardening, ponds, yard sites and stores.
  • Glendale Xeriscape Botanical Garden - Demonstration garden at an Arizona public library using drought-tolerant plants. Virtual tour, and listing of plants grouped by water requirements, with summary information for each.
  • The Ground Trades Xchange - Discussion forums, articles and reference for all phases of operating a design/build landscape firm.
  • Heirloom Gardens: Living Antiques Find Places Around Homes - Article on heriloom gardens as living history. Includes stories on Spanish influence, African American heritage, German gardens, English garden influences, and French Courtyard gardens.
  • Home Garden Design - Home Landscaping course. Optional assignments and award of merit available for a small fee.
  • Ilona's Reflecting Pool Garden - Garden design ideas, with an emphasis on gardening in the Midwest region.
  • Kurtz-Fernhout Software - Formerly commercial programs now available for free. Garden with Insight is a garden simulator, and PlantStudio is botanical illustration software.
  • Landscape-America - Your source for more landscape, lawn and garden information than you can possibly use
  • Landscaping to Attract Birds - Introduction and instructions on inviting birds into your landscape.
  • LEAFappeal - A searchable photo gallery of yards and gardens, showing pictures of interesting plantings, combinations and layouts, garden art, paths, and structures.
  • Nature's Reflection Landscape Ltd. - Ontario-based firm that specializes in both commercial and residential landscaping consultation, design and build for North American clients. Offers an overview of services including snow removal and lawn care, a photo gallery of past projects, and company history.
  • Nevada Landscape Association
  • The Pacific Northwest Xeriscape Garden - Xeriscape garden with listing of plants used.
  • Peter Anthony Landscaping, Inc. - A full color photo of your home will be generated into a landscaped property using computer design.
  • Planning the Home Landscape - Advice and tips for planning, preparing, and constructing a new landscape area.
  • Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District - Xeriscape Information for Southwest Florida
  • Suite101: Landscaping - Columnist Georgene Bramlage offers weekly articles on landscape design and installation for residential gardens.
  • Summerland Xeriscape Garden - Planning practical turf areas, mulching, irrigation techniques, and a plant list for low-water gardening in the British Columbia southern interior region.
  • Sustainable Urban Landscape - Using the criteria of sustainability to develop landscapes to conserve resources, restrict chemical use and reduce labor inputs.
  • Texas Agricultural Xeriscape - Information for water conservation in Texas with information on lanscpae plants friendly to the climate.
  • Timp Landscaping, Inc - A design, build and maintenance landscaping company. Based in Illinois and servicing the northwest Illinois, eastern Iowa and southwest Wisconsin area. Includes photograph gallery of projects.
  • The Wise Gardener - Tropical gardening site originating in South Florida combining humor with information on palms, cacti and succulents; cooking with herbs and spices and garden decorating tips.
  • X Rated Gardening - Garden Centers of Colorado gardening guide for periods of heightened drought and watering restrictions
  • Xeriscape Gardening News - Monthly xeriscape gardening e-zine/newsletter with helpful gardening information and hints for water-wise, drought tolerant gardening.
  • Xeriscape Plant Selections and Ideas - North Dakota xeriscape information including zonal planting concepts, the importance of mulching, and lists of grasses, trees, shrubs, and flowers.

    Xeriscape Design

  • Andrew Fisher Tomlin Garden Design - Design and construction of private gardens in Europe, USA and Canada.
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Basic Principles of Landscape Design - Essay explaining how to combine elements of art and science to create a functional, aesthetic landscape.
  • Boussard Garden Design - New England garden design resources.
  • Chinook Gardens - Offers design services including customized yard designs, herb garden designs, gardening and feng shui consultations
  • Conway School of Landscape Design - Massachusetts based graduate program of environmentally sound site design and land use planning.
  • Creative Landscape Design Solutions - Step by step design process assisted by professional landscape designers through a simple process of question and answer.
  • David Childers' Signature Landscapes - Get design help online from award winning Landscape Architect David Childers. Portfolio available
  • Garden and Hearth: Landscaping Ideas - Collection of articles loosely arranged around garden design, ranging from windowbox construction to plant selection.
  • Garden Design uk.com - Provides a wealth of resources and information for garden design including the comprehensive Garden Designers Directory and Art In The Garden.
  • Grasshopper Garden Escapes - Offer on-line landscape design through our "e-scapes" service. We design and install residential landscaping and provide horticultural services.
  • Helen Billetop - Garden and landscape designer, creating personal gardens for country houses to small urban spaces.
  • IPM-Based Landscape Design - Discusses specific design and construction practices to help minimize the reliance on pesticides.
  • Kurisu International - Landscaping firm specializing in Japanese garden design, ponds, waterfalls, rock landscaping, and hospital healing gardens. Creates residential and public spaces throughout the United States.
  • Landscape Design School - Home study course to help prepare the student for a career as a professional landscape designer.
  • Xeriscape Plan and Design - A guide to planning, designing, developing and maintaining a water-conscious landscape in Georgia.
  • Xeriscape Definition

  • Denver Botanic Gardens - 12 Xeriscape gardening tips
  • Xeriscape - Provides detailed information on water conservation through xeriscape techniques and plant selection, and on the demonstration garden in Colorado Springs.
  • Xeriscape Colorado - non-profit organization promoting creative approaches to water conserving landscapes
  • Xeriscape information - Resource for Xeriscape gardening including plants and water-saving information by Colorado State University
  • Xeriscape Misconceptions - Mistaken beliefs often prevent acceptance of Xeriscape and these should be corrected.
  • Water Conservation

  • Water conservation - Xeriscape resource for residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • A Water Resource for the Community Science Action Guide - Teaching students to use water wisely can help prepare citizens to ensure that there is plenty of safe, clean water for the future.
  • Water Wise Gardening for the Pacific Northwest - Rod Smith, nursery professional in Oregon, describes how to save water by choosing low water plants, grouping plants according to water needs, preparing the soil properly, and conserving water with drip irrigation and mulch.
  • Drip Irrigation

  • Cheap and Effective DIY Underground Sprinkler System Installation - Details how to install a residential sprinkler system using flexible PVC, long-range rotors, in-line timers and filtered drains. Illustrated with drawings and photos.
  • Do-It-Yourself, Water-Wise, Sprinkler Systems - Ft. Collins Colorado provider of sprinkler and irrigation system designs and parts for those who want to save money by installing a drought survival system.
  • Efficient Irrigation - Details ways of conserving water with irrigation systems.
  • Real-time evapotranspiration controllers
  • www.FertileEarth.com - Fertilizer injection equipment
  • www.hunterindustries.com/Products/Sprays/isprayintro.html - Spray heads with built in pressure regulation
  • www.hunterindustries.com/Products/Rotors/i20intro.html - Spray heads and rotors with built in check valves
  • www.hunterindustries.com/Products/Sensors/miniclikintro.html - Rain sensors
  • www.hunterindustries.com/Products/Sensors/windclikintro.html - Wind sensors
  • Irrigating the Home Garden - Covers the basic issues to consider when establishing an irrigation system.
  • Irrigation Filtration Tutorial - Explains why irrigation filtration is important.
  • Landscape Irrigation and Lawn Sprinklers Tips - Scott Young presents landscape irrigation and lawn sprinkler tips in a conversational-style journal.
  • Lawn Sprinkler System Tips - Provides basic information about common ways to irrigate lawns and gardens, some installation tips, and miscellaneous information about water and mowing the lawn.
  • LearnAbout: Garden Irrigation - Short articles on drip irrigation systems, sprinkler systems and rain barrels.
  • www.rainbird.com/landscape/products/sprays/1800series.htm - Spray heads with built in pressure regulation
  • www.rainbird.com/landscape/products/valves/index.htm - Valves with flow control
  • www.rainbird.com/drip/products/emission/xeri-bug.htm - Drip irrigation supplies
  • Sprinkler Doc - An online lawn sprinkler system troubleshooting guide helping contractors and homeowners with sprinkler system repair.
  • Troubleshooting Checklist - A guide for problem solving with drip or trickle irrigation systems.
  • Drought Tolerant Plants

  • Curtis Botanical Magazine: http://www.nal.usda.gov/curtis/
    Digitized images and text from early issues of The Botanical Magazine and Curtis' Botanical Magazine provided by the National Agriculture Library. This site can be useful for those interested in botanical illustration.
  • Drought Resistance in the Home Landscape - Ohio State University fact sheet HYG-1643-94 on the use of drought resistant plants in the home garden.
  • Flora of North America: http://www.fna.org/FNA
    Provides access to the table of contents, sample chapters and indices of the published volumes of Flora of North America online. Links to volumes 1-4, 22, 23 and 26 are currently available.
  • Google Images: http://www.images.google.com
    Enter the common or scientific name of a plant in the search box and numerous images are retrieved. Images may include digitized prints, personal photographs or drawings; the host link may provide useful information.
  • Green Landscaping with Native Plants - Listing of news, resources, and information from the US Environmental Protection Agency on using native plants in the Great Lakes region. Also PDF fact sheets per state.
  • Hotgardens - Advice about how to create a Mediterranean garden in a hot, dry climate using low water plants and trees.
  • Internet Directory for Botany: http://www.botany.net/IDB
    An index for botanical resources found on the Web.
  • The Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery: http://www.noble.org/imagegallery/
    Database includes images of vascular plants. Most plants are native to Texas and Oklahoma; however, many of these plants may be found in Colorado as well.
  • Overwintering Plants in the Landscape - Explains how to properly care for landscape plants suring the winter months.
  • Plants of Horticulture - Photos and text describing over 600 ornamental plants. A database from Ohio State University.
  • Preparation and Planting of Landscape Plants - Explains how to select plants, and prepare and maintain planting beds for landscaping.
  • Sustainable Trees and Shrubs - Provides information on tolerance, resistance, selection, and planting.
  • UConn Plant Database, Plant Pages: http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/a.html
    Alphabetical listing by Latin name of several plants. Click on the plant name to access an audio pronunciation of the name and to obtain general information about the plant. Browsing by common name is available at http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/common/a.html
  • Waste Efficient Landscaping - Guide to preparing outdoor areas with drought tolerant plants to reduce water consumption. Also links to other xeriscaping resources.
  • Xeriscape Plants - A few Xeriscape friendly plants provided by Aransas County Texas Cooperative Extension.
  • Save Energy

  • Energy Savers: Landscaping - Information on using landscaping to reduce energy bills

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