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What is Xeriscaping? Learn with free workshops, Berri & Barmera

  • 1.  What is Xeriscaping? Learn with free workshops, Berri & Barmera

    Posted 19-06-2023 07:53
    Xeri handy workshop to save water, money

    Xeriscaping, a landscaping technique that conserves water, has gained popularity in recent years as people become more environmentally conscious. Derived from the Greek word "xeros," meaning dry, xeriscaping involves designing gardens and outdoor spaces with drought-tolerant plants and minimizing the need for supplemental irrigation.

    By carefully selecting native plants, using mulch to retain moisture, and incorporating efficient irrigation systems, xeriscaping reduces water consumption significantly while maintaining an attractive and sustainable landscape.

    Beyond its environmental benefits, xeriscaping also offers economic advantages, as it lowers water bills and reduces the need for costly maintenance. Embracing xeriscaping not only allows individuals to contribute to water conservation efforts but also creates beautiful, resilient outdoor spaces that thrive in even the driest climates.

    Mr Walladge's Xeri Workshops

    Via two workshops, Mr Walladge will inform local gardeners on how to use xeriscaping to save money by significantly reducing or even eliminating water use completely in the home garden.

    Items including free native plants will be given away to participants at the workshops, to be held in the Barmera Library on Tuesday, June 20, at 1pm, and in Berri's main street pavilion on Thursday, June 22, also at 1pm.

    The workshops aim to inform gardeners on how to use the low-water-use gardening technique. 

    "Xeriscaping is a practical way to have a wonderful garden that is functional, beautiful and saves money and work," he said.

    Sharon Schrapel, general manager of Berri Barmera Landcare, said the group was looking forward to the initiative.

    "We are excited to be working with the Berri Barmera Council to provide these workshops that will make a real difference in the day-to-day lives of local residents and to the environment in the long term," Ms Schrapel said.

    "There is no need to book to attend the workshops, just turn up."

    For further information on the xeriscaping workshops phone Berri Barmera Landcare (0438 824 384).

    Source: Murray Pioneer


    Emily Mason
    Sydney NSW