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Xeriscapes: Uses & Installation

Xeriscape landscaping is a great landscape design choice for Colorado's arid climate. Low maintenance and low water requirements are a key feature of xeriscapes.

– Denis McCausland
Green Mountain Landscaping

Our Free Colorado Xeriscape Design Guide

Learn what plants, rocks and watering options work best for creating a yard with low water requirements and easy maintenance

Colorado Xeriscape Design Guide

Xeriscaping landscaping is a great landscape design choice for many homeowners along Colorado’s front range:

  • Denver receives very little annual precipitation – only 10-15 inches annually
  • Most areas along Colorado’s front range have a mix of clay soil and/or sandy soil and are very alkaline. This makes it challenging to foster the growth of anything but the most drought tolerant plants.
  • Most Colorado summers have tight water restrictions – you can’t always water your lawn when it needs it – making it challenging for all but the most drought resistant plants to thrive
  • Reduced maintenance required mowing, trimming etc.
  • Improved water conservation means you save money
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Green Mountain Xeriscape Landscaping

Green Mountain will meet with you to determine what your goals are with xeriscaping.

Based on your requirements, we look at your land and design the perfect xeriscape landscape design for you. We strive to make our designs in accordance with many of Xeriscape principles proposed by Denver Water.

A Green Mountain Xeriscape Design will typically include the following:
  • Native PlantsXeriscaping makes use of beautiful native Colorado drought tolerant plants, bushes, and trees. Functional Stone Features – Xeriscape designs typically feature functional hardscapes such as patios, walkways, walls, or even fountains to bring the design together.
  • Efficient Irrigation – Efficient irrigation will include drip irrigation for plants and shrubs – as well as low-angle sprinkler coverage for turf areas. The goal is to provide just the right amount of water, while at the same time preventing wasteful water runoff.
  • Limited Turf Area Placement – Most xeriscape design has some grass – but it is limited, shaded, and placed to take advantage of natural drainage.
  • MulchOrganic mulch will be used in and around plants to retain moisture and prevent weed growth. 

Save Water and Maintenance Time

  • Great looking native plants, bushes, shrubs, and trees that thrive in the dry Colorado climate
  • Lower water bills
  • Landscaping that requires much less maintenance on your part
  • Drought resistant plants and landscaping – for the frequent Colorado droughts
  • An outdoor space that is great for entertaining. An outdoor kitchen, flagstone patio, or highly efficient water feature will give your property some character and fantastic curb appeal.
To see how our Colorado Xeriscaping designs may fit into your overall yard plans, check out all of our services.

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