Remodel your yard with water-wise plants

May 22, 2012 - With the Denver metro area facing a drought, now is a great time to make your yard more interesting and water efficient.

Denver Water is offering its customers do-it-yourself water-wise planting kits, called “Garden-In-A-Box,” at special discounted prices.

Garden-In-A-Box simplifies water-wise gardening by providing a selection of colorful low-water-use plants that adapt well to Colorado’s dry climate. Each kit includes approximately 25 to 50 low-water perennial plants, a plant-by-number design plan, and planting and care instructions.

Denver Water has partnered with the Center for ReSource Conservation to offer customers the garden kits for $60–$135 each — approximately 50 percent less than retail prices.

Denver Water’s Xeriscape  demonstration garden is open to the public Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30  p.m.Six different water-wise garden varieties created by local professional landscape designers are available for the following spaces:

  • Sunny areas
  • Shady areas
  • Areas intended to attract birds, bees and butterflies
  • Parkway strips that border the street
  • Edible perennial gardens

Orders must be placed by June 10, 2012. The Garden-In-A-Box kits will be available for pickup in May and June at locations throughout the metro area during scheduled days and times.

For detailed information or to place your order, visit or call 303-999-3820, ext. 217.


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