This morning I read an article in the NY Times about the drought that is affecting almost the entire south eastern area of the United States. It is a scary prospect. Many communities are asking people not to use water for anything other than absolute necessities. We are facing some definite climate changes. As gardeners, we can be part of the problem, or we can do something about it.
There are so many gardeners, especially in areas that have a dearth of water, that really are part of the problem. Instead of choosing grasses and plants that can deal with less water, they choose water guzzlers, and then proceed to water them constantly. This is not helpful, and it gives gardeners a BAD NAME! Don't become one of them. If you ARE already falling into that category, try to figure out ways to change your concept of gardening.
Here's a definition you need to pay attention to:
- xeriscaping (n. xeriscape)
- Landscaping with the use of drought-tolerant plants, to eliminate the need for supplemental watering.