Xeriscaping (zer-i-skap) is a buzzword used throughout the Southwest and is defined as landscaping that conserves water and protects the environment; utilizes native plant selection, practical turf areas, efficient irrigation, and mulches and appropriate maintenance (Green Alliance).
Here are some examples of how you can apply this eco-landscaping plan in your own yard.
The Principles of Xeriscaping [High Country Gardens]
Xeriscape Tips and Plants [Eartheasy]
Garden Flowers for Xeriscape [CSU]