Xeriscaping and novel city designs
As a result of a severe water shortage in Nevada, officials are promoting dry landscaping or “xeriscaping” to residents. The term comes from the greek word “xeros” which means dry. Xeriscaping is designing with the idea of using less water. The new design combines various concepts: removal of grass, using cactus and desert plants, dry landscapes, pay more for having grass in the garden or having incentives to convert grass to dry landscape.
See a video from NYTimes.com on Las Vegas’ Changing landscape
Source: New York Times