University of Vermont Extension 
Department of Plant and Soil Science

Drought Gardening                             OH 72

Dr. Leonard P. Perry, Extension Professor

You may see the term "xeriscaping", referring to dry climate gardening. Many often think just of deserts, and cacti and succulent plants, with this term. But with dry climates periodically in much of the country now, this term means much more and definitely does not mean "zero-scaping". Following some drought-wise garden water tips, you can have your water, and your garden too.


Collecting, Saving Water Cultural Practices Container plantings Lawns If water is restricted or in short supply, give highest priority to the following: See also OH Leaflet 73 on drought resistant plants.

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. Lawrence Forcier, Director, UVM Extension System, Burlington, Vermont. University of Vermont Extension System and U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, and marital or familial status.

Last reviewed 5/02