14-16-115 XERISCAPE STANDARDS
The following are the minimum standards for xeriscaping any parkstrip or other landscape area
located within a public right-of-way:
A. There shall be at least one (1) street tree for every forty (40) linear feet of frontage, or
B. At least fifty percent (50%) of the required landscape area shall be in live vegetation.
C. Live vegetation shall be distributed throughout the landscape area, and shall not be
clustered or segregated.
D. Bark, lawn clippings, chipped wood, and similar loose materials are not permitted.
E. Decorative rock material shall be a minimum of one (1) inch aggregate, and shall not
exceed the height of the sidewalk nor the top back of curb. Such material shall be at
least three (3) inches deep and shall be placed completely on top of a weed fabric
barrier that allows the permeation of water.
F. White quartz rock, lava rock, and gravel or any other material that approximates the
color of concrete, are not permitted.