If you love gardens but aren't terribly fond of gardening, xeriscaping could be your answer. Xeriscaping goes by several other names including smart-scaping and native-plant landscaping, but whatever name you use it will save you time and money on the landscaping around your Denver home and dramatically lower your water bills.
This gardening technique uses plant species that are native to the existing environment and so don't require a whole lot of watering or much care in general.
For folks considering xeriscaping on their Denver property, here are some things to keep in mind.
Use native plant species. Ask a local nursery or landscape architect if you need help.
Check how water drains on your land. You can then place plants in a way that helps prevent erosion and looks visually appealing.
Follow the sun. Put the drought-resistant plants or those that require minimal water in the areas of highest sun exposure.
Provide well-aerated soil, which conserves water due to the high content of organic materials. Again, less watering required.
Replace grass with native grasses, stones, mulch, sand or brick. No water needed, no growth, no more mowing.
Update how you irrigate. A drip irrigation system wastes far less water than traditional sprinklers or hoses because it drips small amounts of water directly on each plant.
To have the pleasure of seeing a native habitat in your yard without having to work hard at it or waste water, consider xeriscaping. To get the best real estate services, let the professionals at the Bandy Team help you buy or sell a Denver home. Contact us for a no-obligation consultation. If you’re thinking about buying a home in Castle Rock, we can show you some terrific properties in Castle Pines, homes in The Meadows, town homes in Founders Village, and real estate in Castlewood Ranch.