Updated: Sep 12
What is Xeriscaping?
Xeriscaping refers to a gardening methodology used to create a cohesive and balanced landscape using low water plant species, native adapted plants, and water-saving materials to capitalize on the benefits of an arid climate.
Reasons to Xeriscape
Help environment (save water, nurture wildlife, stabilize ecosystem)
Lower your water bill
Create a low maintenance landscape (less mowing, watering, pruning, etc.)
Adapted tolerant plants thrive even in the changing climate conditions of Colorado (droughts, water restrictions, etc.)
Can My Xeriscape be Lush and Full?
Absolutely! There are many varieties of water-wise plants to choose from. The key to building a lush landscape that functions efficiently in Northern Colorado's climate is picking appropriate plants that fill in the gaps between bigger and showier selections and planting appropriately for space and future growth. There are plenty of native, xeric, and naturalized plants that either bloom or display interesting foliage. Designs for a xeric landscape will not only include beautiful plants but also functional and aesthetically pleasing landforms that help direct and retain moisture while organizing plants into beneficial communities.