- Grow Xeric
Is it possible to have a beautiful, lush yard, without using a lot of water? Of course! Xeriscape is not the harshness of a mix of rocks and cactus. It is actually a method of design producing beautiful water-sustainable landscapes, using a variety of regionally adaptive plants. Xeriscape was developed in 1981 by a team of landscape architects, contractors, horticulturists, and irrigation specialists here in Colorado. While limiting turf area is a major component, xeriscape is more about putting the right plant in the right place and essentially establishing a common sense garden design in an arid climate. A typical xeriscape could increase your total vegetated area while simultaneously reducing water use. Replacing turf with a variety of plants and hardscapes also adds interest, function and value to your home!