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Water-conserving landscapes: an evaluation of homeowner preference
Journal of Extension
  • Tony A. McCammon
  • Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt
  • Kelly L. Kopp, Utah State University
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Landscape preferences were assessed for three identically designed Xeriscapes™, differing only in the plant material, under both well-watered and drought conditions. The classes of plant material included traditional (high water use), intermediate (moderate water use), and native/adapted plant species of the Intermountain West (low water use). Landscapes were subjected to a 5-week dry-down period. Under drought conditions, respondents preferred drought/adapted and intermediate landscapes to traditional landscapes. A focus on Xeriscape™ education, practices, and visual exposure may result in greater adoption of Xeriscape™ practices by homeowners and may also result in significant residential water savings.

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Tony A. McCammon, Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt and Kelly L. Kopp. "Water-conserving landscapes: an evaluation of homeowner preference" Journal of Extension Vol. 47 Iss. 2 (2009)
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