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Title: Designing landscapes for northern Nevada's arid climate

Author: Kratsch, Heidi; Skelly, JoAnne;

Date: 2011

Source: UNCE Special Publication 11-15. Reno, NV: University of Nevada, Cooperative Extention. Online:

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Landscape design is both art and organization. Anyone can plant trees or shrubs in a row, but that isn't a designed landscape. Landscape design is placing plants and structures in ways that organize and enrich an outdoor space to have agreeable and useful relationships with the natural environment. A good design makes the best use of the space available and the most of the site's natural features and advantages. It will often minimize the challenges of a site.

Keywords: design, water efficient, firescaping, xeriscaping, water use, landscapes, landscaping, perennials, shrubs

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Kratsch, Heidi; Skelly, JoAnne. 2011. Designing landscapes for northern Nevada's arid climate. UNCE Special Publication 11-15. Reno, NV: University of Nevada, Cooperative Extention. Online:


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