Xeriscape landscaping promotes water efficiency by using plants that are native and adaptable to Colorado's semi-arid climate. Denver Water coined the word in 1981 by combining "landscape" and the Greek word "xeros," which means dry. A well-designed Xeriscape can be a beautiful addition that can invite wildlife, provide year-round interest and save water. Learn about the seven principles the Xeriscape concept is based on, and find plans for various types of yards and conditions below.
The Xeriscape concept is based on seven principles.
With some planning, you can have an attractive yard that is easy to maintain.
Plenty of plants can add variety to narrow strips.
These selections guarantee nonstop color from early spring to late fall.
Brighten up slopes in your yard with these plants.
Help your shady areas bloom with interest.
With a little planning and some patience, you can Xeriscape for surprisingly little money.
These plants can take Colorado’s periodic droughts in stride.