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Utilities

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.

Xeriscape Professionals

Visit our professional services page to find an expert who can guide you through the design, installation and rebate processes.

Edging, Boulders and Hardscape

Books

  • 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?

The fireplace damper and doors should be closed when not in use. It prevents warmed or cooled air from easily escaping the house.

Installing plastic covers over single-pane windows during the winter can help your home perform better. 

Wearing an extra layer of clothing during the winter and lowering the thermostat a few degrees can help save money and energy.