Home and Garden: Axe the grass, give xeriscaping a try

By David Gordon
Friday, Jul 25 2014 12:40 AM

Editor's note: With high temperatures and drought beating down on us, we turned to the trend of xeriscaping -- landscaping to conserve water -- to shed light on how homeowners can save water in a big way. For a professional perspective on xeriscaping, we asked local landscape designer David Gordon to share his thoughts with us.

Xeriscaping, the wave of the future. Wave is not the right word, water being scarce. Future, well, we don't have that luxury -- the time is now for xeriscaping. Xeriscaping scares the bejesus out of people. I get it. Our first thought is of Liberace's Palm Springs house or a dry streambed, and nothing says drought like a dry streambed. But the time is now to responsibly embrace the strategies and benefits of...

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