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Skill Set


Project Size

750 - 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

Resource Central Programs

Garden In A Box

Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

I had my lawn removed in May; tarped everything till planting in late August; planted 98 plants in one day and am now trying to keep everything going through this heat wave. Disappointed that for all the mention of support from Denver Water they really don’t provide any support at all. The quality of the Garden in a Box plants was excellent. I used 5 boxes for my space. The plant placement maps were helpful. The plants are planted with pallet liner cardboard from Costco used as weed suppression until I had the gravel mulch later.

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