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Xeriscape: A Quick Rundown

 

Xeriscape: A Quick Rundown

  • Xeriscape is a type of water conservation concept that originated right here in Colorado.
  • Denver Water coined the term Xeriscape in 1981 and still holds the trademark for the word.
  • People incorrectly associate xeriscapes with dryness and barrenness. Actually, xeriscapes can be colorful and include lots of plants, not just rocks!
  • Mulch and rocks are artfully brought into the design to eliminate unused grass areas, making for a more sustainable landscape.
  • Irrigation system design uses the latest technology to make sure plants get the proper care using less water.
  • Water-efficient plants are used in the design to further cut down on water usage in lawn maintenance.
  • Trees are placed near the house to provide shade during hotter months, slashing cooling costs.
  • Landscaping can be professionally contoured to allow for slower absorption of rainwater, cutting water consumption.