Thank you to all who entered--and to the five finalists who helped spread the word about the importance of ColoradoScape!
Check back for updates on the 2022 ColoradoScape installation scheduled for June.
Four finalists will receive a Garden In a Box to give them a start on creating their own ColoradoScape.
The Tracewell family, with their Star Wars themed video entry, received the most votes for their creative message about how their yard sucks....water, that is. Tearing out that water-guzzling lawn is a high priority to reduce water use and maintenance issues. The wish is to add colorful plants that grow easily and without much care in Castle Rock's semi-arid, high-desert environment. Blue Spruce, Goldenrain Tree, Walker's Low Catmint and Red Rocks Penstemon are on their wish list. Around 40 plants were installed and with efficient drip irrigation directed to the roots of the plants, they are expected to double in size next year! A primary flagstone path that welcomes guests and two large trees to fill in large spaces on the side of the house add value and structure!
Thank you to our landscape contractor, JPL Cares and our irrigation sponsor, Toro.
The Lenz family was chosen as the winner for the second annual ColoradoScape contest. Their video, with a Cat in the Hat theme identified the trials and tribulations with managing a large, water-hogging yard with nothing but Kentucky Bluegrass. Now, the family enjoys a yard with more versatility and color with less water use and less maintenance.
A gorgeous flagstone path meanders through penstemon and reed grasses, while black granite boulders are accents by a Canadian Red Chokecherry tree and Blue Flax flowers. They had a specific request of yuccas which should provide enormous creamy white blooms each year. The landscape installation was done with the help of Hunter Irrigation and Lighting, JSC Property Maintenance and Arbor Valley Wholesale Nursery.
The Schuman’s were chosen through social media as the first winner of a new front yard for the 2019 ColoradoScape Contest. No longer are they wrangling the lawn mower, but are now enjoying a low-water, low-maintenance front yard with stunning curb appeal.
Thank you to our sponsors:
YMS Landscaping Coloradoscapes Rainbird Irrigation & Lighting Canvas Credit Union Murdoch's Water Lite Garden Designs Arbor Valley Wholesale Nursery C&C Stone