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Greenwood Village

Skill Set


Project Size

1,000+ sq ft

Project Location

Front yard

Sun Exposure

Full sun

Year Completed


Time Commitment

More than 40 hours of labor

Project Cost

less than $500

Other Project Elements

Native or drought-tolerant plants, Bird/Bee houses, Shrubs

Resource Central Programs

Garden In A Box

Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

It all started with Garden In A Box 6 years ago. We removed turf and expanded native plant gardens each year or so. The birds, bees, and butterflies love the gardens. The neighbors love the gardens. I began with organic mulch (wood) and am transitioning to organic mulch (pea gravel.) But for walking paths or for wheelchair users, I should have used granite mixture - easier to walk on than pea gravel. Lower water use. Native plants are spreading and weeds are not. So many volunteer native plants that I can just transplant them into new garden space and don't have to pay for new plants. As gardens get established, maintenance is minimal.

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