Xeriscaping In Zone 6

Discussion in 'Gardening for Water Conservation' started by greenthumb95, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. greenthumb95

    greenthumb95 Active Member

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    Hi! Xeriscaping sounds really interesting. But i live in the northern edge of zone 6. Can i this far north? Please respond soon!
     
  2. jimhardy

    jimhardy Member

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    heck yea!with good drainage and some basic protection
     
  3. canadiyank

    canadiyank Active Member

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    What kind of climate do you have? I think you can xeriscape anywhere. I'm in 6B and I'm very interested in it. We have irrigation ditches (diverted from the river) and I am careful with what water I use and have planted more drought-tolerant plants when I put them in. I'm in a desert.
     
  4. joclyn

    joclyn Rising Contributor

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    you can xeroscape anywhere!!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xeriscaping

    all you need to do is some research on what is native/hardy to your area and heat zone and then plant accordingly.

    the only time i water my beds is when i've just planted something and it needs to get established and when it's a drought...and even then, i only do watering when things are really showing stress. about half of what i have are native to this area. anything that's not native is firmly hardy in my zone - 6b. i look for things that have a hardiness range of 4 to 8, so, i'm sure that my zone 6 will definitely work for them.
     

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