Model of conservation

August 2008
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);8/25/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 34, pP35
The article reports on the 2008 Green Awards "Small Public Project of the Year" recipient City of Henderson in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is indicated that the city had undergone the challenge of converting 1.2 million square feet of land into xeriscape in order to save the city 64.5 million gallons of water per year. This was done in order to conserve water in the Las Vegas Valley as people have come to terms with drought. Funding of the xeriscape program through seed money from the utilities department of the city is mentioned.


Related Articles

  • THE TIME HAS COME FOR XERISCAPING. Wayland, Bridget // Harrowsmith Country Life (11908416);Jul/Aug2000, Vol. 24 Issue 153, p56 

    Discusses xeriscaping, a type of gardening which emphasizes water conservation. Benefits of xeriscaping; Suggested plants for a xeriscape garden; Principles of xeriscaping.

  • Green industry must get involved in water-use decisions. Hall, Ron // Landscape Management;Jun94, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p8 

    Encourages the American green industry to be involved in community-based plan to control use of water in landscape gardening. Possibility of drought; Importance of xeriscape, a water-conserving landscaping; Spreading of misleading information about xeriscape; Doubling of demand for water in 20...

  • TURF v. TURFLESS. Manning, Curtis // American Nurseryman;7/15/2007, Vol. 206 Issue 2, p34 

    The article discusses the merits of replacing manicured grass lawns with Xeriscape gardens, as illustrated by turfless landscapes in Boulder, Colorado. Some of the merits of grassless gardens are reduction of maintenance costs, reduction of pollution from grass fertilizers and pesticides and...

  • Dates & Events. Blair, Scott // ENR: Engineering News-Record;2/16/2015, Vol. 274 Issue 4, p1 

    The article presents a calendar of events for California in February-March 2015 including the 5th Annual North State Construction Leadership Council Working Weekend and the Water Conservation Showcase, and announces the periodical's Legacy Award to Tim Psomas, chairman of construction firm Psomas.

  • Businesses paid to use drought-resistent landscaping.  // Las Vegas Business Press;09/20/99, Vol. 16 Issue 37, p7 

    Reports that the Southern Nevada Water Authority is paying commercial customers to convert their traditional grass lawns to xeriscape, a water-efficient landscape design.

  • Evaluation of Application of Superabsorbent Polymers in Green Space of Arid and Semi-Arid Regions with emphasis on Iran. Shooshtarian, S.; Abedi-Kupai, J.; TehraniFar, A. // International Journal of Forest, Soil & Erosion;Feb2012, p24 

    Regarding the considerable amount of Iran areas were occupied by arid and semi-arid climates, establishment, maintaining and expansion of green space faced to severe water resources limitation. Since 30 years ago, a program entitled Xeriscaping has established due to water efficient use in green...

  • The Xeriscaping Solution. Polachic, Darlene // Gardens West;Jun2005, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p50 

    Provides information on xeriscape gardening. Etymology of the term xeriscape; Important principle of xeriscape; Benefits offered by xeriscaping.

  • 5 Things You Need To Know About... Xeriscaping. Meadows, Amy // Atlanta;Summer2008 Home, p14 

    The article offers suggestions for Xeriscaping, or water-efficient gardening, in Atlanta, Georgia, as provided by Duane Marcus, co-owner of Urban Gardener. He recommends proper soil preparation with good compost and a two-inch layer of mulch, and selecting plants like Japanese maples and...

  • All Dried Up. Knopf, Jim // Journal of Property Management;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 68 Issue 4, p58 

    Discusses the need for property managers to implement drought-tolerant or resource-efficient landscaping methods. Benefits of drought-tolerant landscape; Information on the concept of Xeriscape; Costs of residential drinking water used for local landscape irrigation in some U.S. cities.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics