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Xeriscaping

Environmental Services Department
Tel: (306) 828-2470
Fax (306) 786-6880

The City of Yorkton in partnership with the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority has been working on a demonstration xeriscaping garden.  

What is Xeriscaping?

Xeriscaping is a low-water type of landscaping that often involves garden rocks, gravel, sculptural features and mulch.  Drought resistant plants and shrubs may also be used in this quality landscaping.  Xeriscaping is not visually different from conventional landscaping and can be done on any type of open space.  Xeriscaping not only conserves water but also reduces maintenance. 

Why choose Xeriscaping?

Xeriscaping allows households to consume 50-75% less water. 

There is no need for fertilizers or pesticides. 

Watering is cut in half and maintenance is minimal.

A xeriscaping demonstration garden can be seen in the City of Yorkton
on Ross Drive and Wilson Crescent.  Here are some photos of the project.


View Xeriscaping Brochure

Community Initiatives Water Conservation Program