ColoradoScape Contest

Are you ready to win a new front yard landscape makeover?

Does your front yard suck? Water, that is. Then, it’s time to transform to a water-wise ColoradoScape! 

Castle Rock Water is giving away an $8,000 front yard landscape makeover this summer. Residents who wants to include less turf and more water-wise plants into their landscape should enter to win. 

A team of experts will transform your water-thirsty yard into a vibrant, colorful and seasonal landscape that is more conducive to our Castle Rock environment. With more than 1.5 billion gallons of water being poured onto our yards each summer, reducing turf and introducing more water-wise plants, is the recommended conservation measure to help add to long-term sustainability. Removing just 100 sq. ft of turf and replacing it with a ColoradoScape can save 1,000 gallons of water per season!

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Contest dates

July 6 - Aug. 10, 2020

To enter

Post a 15- to 30- second video on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) and tag @CRgov. Just use your mobile device to film and let us know why your yard sucks and how important water conservation is to you. After Aug. 10, five finalists will be chosen. Then, Castle Rock residents will get the next two weeks to vote for their favorite on the Town’s social media.

Read the Rules and Regulations and contact us via email if you have more questions.

2019 Winner

The Schuman’s were chosen through social media as the winner of a new front yard ColoradoScape. No longer are they wrangling the lawn mower, but are now enjoying a low-water, low-maintenance front yard with stunning curb appeal. Watch the transformation!

ColoradoScape BEFORE
ColoradoScape after

Before:  The yard consisted of water-guzzling Kentucky bluegrass that was browning in areas and proved to be overwhelming with mowing and weeding (and watering.)

After:  Good yard design has elements that work together. Large boulders ground the yard and break up the rocked area. A spattering of smaller boulders with plants make the rocked area look natural and not overpowering. The mulched area has a mix of evergreen plants, plus various flowers and shrubs that provide color and texture during each season. This first year, the plants are small and have room to grow.

ColoradoScape walkway
ColoradoScape living wall of grasses and shrubs
ColoradoScape riverbed
ColoradoScape evergreen shrubs
ColoradoScape boulder
ColoradoScape winding path

Here a few tips to consider when designing your low-water ColoradoScape

  • Work with what you've got - a little thinning, transplanting and pruning go a long way
  • Mix plants with seasonal interest - fall berries, spring blooms or winter evergreens
  • Give the plant a purpose - create a living wall between spaces and places
  • Know when to splurge - for immediate impact, buy a few large plants to fill in while the smaller plants grow
  • Use boulders to ground the landscape and break up large rocked areas
  • Be patient - it will take new plants 3 years to become established

Thank you to our sponsors!

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