Wednesday’s Word (#3)

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Welcome to my third consecutive Wednesday’s Word post! The purpose is to highlight a word that’s either fun to say, not used a lot – but should be! – or sums up my intention for the day. (In case you missed them, here are my previous Wednesday’s Word posts.)

Today’s word is…

Xeriscaping:
environmental design of residential and park land using various methods for minimizing the need for water use [as defined by Dictionary.com]

A nearby business area is revitalizing its landscaping by using xeriscaping. This is crucial for California since we’re in the third year of a massive drought (even though we’ve had a decent amount of rain in the past month). I’d never seen or heard this word until I saw it on a sign describing the landscape project today.

Have you used xeriscaping to cut down on water use in your yard? We live in an apartment but they’ve recently removed some of the grass and integrated more plants that thrive in arid climates.

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