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Xeriscape Resources#

Before You Dig!#

Any time earth is moved or removed using equipment, tools or explosives, the Utility Notification Center of Colorado must be notified. Please dial 811 so that underground utilities can be located.

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Water-Wise Professionals

These landscape and irrigation contractors know their stuff and are ready to help you achieve a water-wise landscape.

Edging, Boulders and Hardscape


Cutting Edge Gardening for the Intermountain West, Marcia Tatrow, 2007.

Durable Plants for the Garden: A Plant Select Guide, Plant Select®, 2009.

Passionate Gardening: Good Advice for Challenging Climates, Lauren Springer & Rob Proctor, 2000.

The Undaunted Garden: Planting for Weather Resilient Beauty, Lauren Springer, 2010.

Waterwise Landscaping with Trees, Shrubs & Vines, Jim Knopf, 1994.

Xeriscape Handbook, Gayle Weinstein, 1999.

Xeriscape Plant Guide, Denver Water, 1996.

Did You Know?

When it rains, pollutants go down storm drains, contaminating our water bodies. Small leaks and drips add up. Don’t drip and drive.

Ensuring programmable thermostats are programmed correctly can save energy and costs

Closing curtains and shades during the summer helps keep your home cooler.