Irrigation is often required to establish and sustain the health and vitality of a landscape. It can aid in the establishment of vegetation and serve as a supplemental water source during dry times of the year, or in periods of drought. Irrigation design should coincide with the landscape plan to minimize water use and encourage water conservation.
When incorporating irrigation into nature play areas, it is strongly encouraged to adopt the seven principles of xeriscape in the overall design. These are as follows:
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