X Marks the Spot
In a world of continually growing water restrictions and cost concerns, landscape designers prove there is no 'zero' in xeriscaping.
The U.S. Drought Monitor is usually a spattering of deep burgundy and red splotches, concentrated in the West, Southwest and Southeast, particularly during the summer months. Those dark shapes usually mean only one thing: extreme or exceptional drought conditions.
Other areas, like the Midwest and Northeast, have bits of tan, yellow and orange, meaning they have areas under abnormally dry, moderate or severe drought conditions.
These have been typical scenarios, where each year like a red maple leaf in fall the drought monitor seems to get darker and ...