- Water use: 4 gallons per square foot of irrigated area
- Neighborhood: Park Hill
Garden in a Box: Why
As a beginner gardener, Tara is interested in native plants not only because they require less water, but also less maintenance.
Garden in a Box: How
Tara found a Garden In A Box set to fill a narrow strip her yard that’s difficult to irrigate and prone to runoff. Cost was about $120 for the garden and $175 for soil.
Garden in a Box: Why she loves it
It’s been amazing to witness the weed-ridden area’s transformation. “It’s beautiful! We drive by the front on our way home to admire it before parking in the back.”
Garden in a Box: Why Denver Water loves it
Tara was very educated about how landscape change impacts water resource management and planning.
Garden in a Box: How it's efficient
She is planning to retrofit even more areas of her yard in the years to come and continue to use Garden In A Box plants as she goes.
Garden in a Box: Her maintenance routine
Watering by hand instead of using an irrigation system isn’t much work. Tara uses a hose to quench her turf’s thirst and to spray younger gardens. She cuts plants back for winter.
Garden in a Box: Her advice for neighbors
“Amend or use good soil! Give a new garden some time (a year) … it will most certainly grow. Mulch helps keep the weeds down and moisture in.”