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The Great Xeriscape™Tohono Chul presents . . . Xeriscape™… does not mean “zero”-scapefrom Greek word xeros(dry)refers to creative landscaping program designed to save water while retaining attractive and colorful yardgardening in Tucson not quite like gardening anywhere else7 basic principlesNONOYESYES 1. Planning and Designbegin by assessing what you have and what you want . . .reduce water use and/or site maintenance?create more shade to reduce cooling costs?expand existing patio/seating area?introduce/expand use of seasonal color?add a vegetable/herb garden?attract birds, butterflies or other wildlife? assess siteand collect information:property lines -from monuments or surveyeasements –city or county rights-of-way for access (utilities, roads, etc.)utility lines -gas, sewer, water, telephone and electric linesorientation -which direction does property/house face; track sun/shade on living areas of house and patiosexisting landscape andirrigationcontours of landscape...