Colorado Springs Xeriscape
The sloping front yard was terraced using boulders, river rock and silome steps. Planting vines that grew to cover the terraces gives the illusion of lush greenery without requiring additional irrigation.
Xeriscaping is not just putting out rocks and desert plants wherever they might look good. It is also not maintenance free either depending on your landscaping desires. Colorado Springs Xeriscaping is growing in popularity because of all the benefits Xeriscaping can offer!
Our Colorado Springs landscapes are made up of plants, shrubs, flowers, rock, mulch, dry stream beds, and many more vividly stunning artifacts to create your peaceful oasis just outside of your home! Colorado Springs Xeriscape complements your home, whether you need xeriscaping in the front yard and/or backyard, we will help you achieve your dream landscape.
The Benefits of Xeriscape In Colorado Springs
The major benefit to xeriscape in your front yard & backyard is to reduce your usage of precious natural resources like water. Saving water is extremely valuable.
Additionally, instead of mowing the lawn each week, aerating the ground, and trimming the edges of your grass, xeriscaping will offer more enjoyable yard maintenance. Some examples of xeriscaping maintenance are trimming plants and watering flowers.
There are more reasons and options to create a xeriscape yard. Xeriscaping in the front yard makes your home appear marvelous and creates a very elegant and delightful display for yourself of course but also for others glance at as well. Xeriscaping the backyard is more for your families and your own enjoyment. This can be thought of as an easy escape to find some quick tranquility and peacefulness.
7 Steps to Creating a Xeriscape Garden
- Planning & Design
- Efficient Irrigation, Properly Designed & Maintained
- Use of Mulch
- Proper Soil Preparation
- Appropriate Turf Areas
- Water-efficient Plant Materials
- Appropriate Maintenance
A great resource for exploring each of these seven principles of Colorado Springs Xeriscape is Utilities Xeriscape Demonstration Garden at the Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road in Colorado Springs.
They also have numerous printable fact sheets relating to xeriscape landscaping topics. Visit the Colorado Springs Utilities Xeriscape Demonstration Garden at the Conservation and Environmental Center website for an extensive Xeriscape Plant Database where you can view photos and browse descriptive characteristics of plants proven to grow in this area.