Xeriscape, pronounced zera-scape comes from the word "xeros" meaning dry and "scape" from landscape. This concept incorporates seven principles (PDF) that promote a water-conscious lawn that protects the environment while maintaining an aesthetic appeal.  This brochure produced by Virginia Cooperative Extension also highlights xeriscape principles, one of which is selecting plants wisely.  Keep reading to learn more about native and drought-resistant plants to incorporate into your landscape.

Check out Water Use It Wisely’s Top Ten Reasons to Convert to Xeriscape!