Customer Landscape Profiles

It’s easy to say changing a yard can make it more beautiful and still use less water. But it’s not so easy to explain how. There are so many types of projects that can bring so many different benefits, such as less maintenance and a better space for being social.

We know residents throughout our service area have achieved water-efficient results when they put beautiful, low-water landscape ideas into action. To better understand and measure customers’ outdoor water use, we began studying landscape transformations in the South, North and Northeast Park Hill neighborhoods.

We found these customers’ yard remodeling projects inspiring, and we can vouch for their efficient water use. A typical residential landscape uses 12 gallons per square foot of irrigated area annually. These projects demonstrate the ability for homeowners to have beautiful and functional landscapes while still using water efficiently. If you have a Park Hill landscape that might make a good addition for Denver Water’s program in your neighborhood, tell us more.

We hope you find inspiration in these stories. For more, check out our water-wise landscaping tips and collection of ideas for remodeling your yard.


Customer landscape: Tracy and BenVeggie Garden Landscape

  • Water use: 9 gallons per square foot of irrigated area
  • Neighborhood: Park Hill

Tracy and Ben ditched their front lawn in favor of a vegetable garden after moving to the Park Hill neighborhood in June 2014.

Learn more about Tracy and Ben’s veggie-scape.


Customer landscape: AmyBeautiful Xeric Landscape

  • Water use: Less than 1 gallon per square foot of irrigated area
  • Neighborhood: Park Hill

Amy’s zest for converting turf to water-wise landscapes has a history in Park Hill. She is replacing the grass at her new home in the neighborhood.

Learn more about Amy’s landscape, and get a firsthand view via video.


Customer landscape: TaraGarden In A Box Landscape

  • Water use: 4 gallons per square foot of irrigated area
  • Neighborhood: Park Hill

Tara’s interest in using less water spans the Continental Divide. She grew up in Summit County and understands that Front Range water users rely heavily on supplies from the west. She sees water-wise landscapes as a path to better relationships.

Learn how Garden In A Box helped transform Tara’s landscape.