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Palisade (Mesa County)

Skill Set


Project Size

Less than 250 sq ft

Project Location

Side 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, Drip irrigation system, Raised/tiered beds, Pathways, Boulders, Shrubs

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Advice from the Owner

My waterwise landscape is much more interesting and beautiful than my lawn! I love it! Though it took awhile to establish with small, inexpensive plants and seeds, it has grown so much and filled in so well that I actually am out of room for new plantings! I have begun removing older waterwise plants (russian sage) and replacing them with native waterwise plants (Leadplant). It is very easy to care for as I mostly just weed now and then. Very little time spent watering and I never have to feed anything!

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