ConservationView – Garden Tour & Xeriscaping

This is a word you need to know.

Xeriscaping is landscaping and gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation It is promoted in regions that do not have easily accessible, plentiful, or reliable supplies of fresh water, and is gaining acceptance in other areas as access to water becomes more limited. Xeriscaping may be an alternative to various types of traditional gardening.

OK Modesto, just maybe the days of luscious lawns are gone. Even if we get a ton of new rain, a new style of landscaping may be in order. Less water is smart and some of the planting is really interesting.

MID has great ideas on ways to curb your water use at
City of Modesto residents, please observe these rules

* Outdoor water use-prohibited daily between 12:00 NOON and 7:00 PM.
* Odd-numbered addresses water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
* Even-numbered addresses water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
* No outdoor water use on Mondays

The Modesto Garden Club has been showcasing some of the Xeriscaping yards here in town and you will be able to see some of these tips on the Annual Modesto Garden Club tour on April 18.
Tickets are available at the following retail locations:
Modesto– Crow Trading Company, Marcy’s Hallmark Shop, McHenry Mansion Visitors Center and Gift Store, Westurf Nursery Escalon–P&L Concrete and Garden Center
Ripon–Park Greenhouse, Schemper’s Ace Hardware, Silverado Nursery and Building Supply
Turlock– The Greenery Nursery and Garden Shop



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.