750 - 1,000 sq ft
less than 10 hours of labor
less than $500
Other Project Elements
Native or drought-tolerant plants, Shrubs, Patio/sitting areas, Low water/xeric plants
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Advice from the Owner
My yard requires a low level of maintenance and no irrigation other than a few hand-waterings during the growing season. This area of my backyard xeriscape has different groups of plants that bloom from late March through October. I used a variety of native and near-native (adapted) plantings to make this "wildscape" bird and pollinator-friendly.
My advice would be to stick with plants adapted or native to Colorado. Additionally, group plants by water needs, amend the soil, and avoid the use of high-water turf areas. If you have chosen your plant material for water efficiency, no need for an irrigation system - hand water to establish.Back to Inspiration Hub
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