Water-wise gardening for our climate
Drought is a natural occurrence in Colorado’s climate — and using water-wise plants will better prepare our landscapes for these dry times and reflect the natural beauty of the world around us.
While winter’s mountain snow builds our water supply, consider what steps you can take to use less water, especially outside. Among Denver Water residential customers, outdoor water use accounts for more than 50% of water use, so planting a water-wise garden is one way to reduce your outdoor water footprint.
Garden In A Box is currently sold out for the spring season. Resource Central will offer more gardens for fall later this summer. We encourage customers to sign up for Resource Central’s notifications and email list to receive alerts and tips for xeric gardening.
Why plant a low-water garden?
- Easy water savings: Replacing just 100 square feet of lawn and hand-watering Garden In A Box’s water-smart plants can help you save more than 1,000 gallons of water the first year, and even more after three years.
- Curb appeal: Resource Central’s starter plants (not seeds) quickly add a pop of natural color and beauty to your yard.
- Attract local pollinators: The colorful gardens offer an attractive habitat for butterflies and bees.
- No green thumb required: Garden In A Box includes a plant-by-numbers map and a guide to caring for the growing plants.
Even with Garden In A Box sold out, you can still create your own garden this spring.