The next time you plant flowers, grass, shrubs, or trees, one thing that you should keep in mind is the amount of water necessary to properly maintain your landscape. Some plants and greenery require larger amounts of water to survive, compared to others. When developing your landscape design, always consider using efficient water use methods. One way that the state of Colorado promotes efficient water use is through the Xeriscape Colorado program of Colorado Water Wise.
Xeriscape Colorado is a program implemented by Colorado Water Wise aimed towards developing water conservation landscaping methods that will help people improve their landscapes while conserving water and reducing landscape maintenance.
As many of the western U.S. states use 50 percent of their residential water to maintain their landscapes, xeriscaping is a crucial landscaping method to combat water shortages and periods of drought.
Colorado Water Wise emphasizes that xeriscaping and efficient water use isn’t a practice that has to change your lifestyle.
It means reducing water waste, such as improper irrigation, and finding ways to achieve attractive, comfortable landscapes without excess water use. Your landscape is an investment in your comfort and in the value of your property. A good Xeriscape will increase your property value by as much as 15%. Xeriscape can also reduce water and maintenance costs by up to 60%.
For more information on the water conservation initiatives of Colorado Water Wise, click here.