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.
Low-Maintenance Xeriscape Plans
With some planning, you can have an attractive yard that is easy to maintain.
Narrow Strip Xeriscape Plans
Plenty of plants can add variety to narrow strips.
Year-Round Beauty Xeriscape Plan
These selections guarantee nonstop color from early spring to late fall.
Slope Xeriscape Plans
Brighten up slopes in your yard with these plants.
Dry Shade Xeriscape Plans
Help your shady areas bloom with interest.
Budget Xeriscape Plans
With a little planning and some patience, you can Xeriscape for surprisingly little money.
Heavy-Duty Xeriscape Plans
These plants can take Colorado’s periodic droughts in stride.