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Relentless Gardener

Xeric Gardens

Homeowners are starting to remove sections of their lawns. The cost of water is rising along with electricity. Grass is the highest maintenance of any crop. There are xeric plants that are low maintenance and need little to no care once they are established.

Low shrubs or groundcovers can replace some of the lawn area. Doing this in areas such as along the curb can save you from watering a section that gets extremely hot and dries out faster. Here are some suggestions below:

1) Mock Bearberry manzanita, Arctostaphylos x coloradensis, is hardy in zone 4b through 8 and grows 10-24 inches tall by...


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