Judy and Dave Shelley
500 - 750 sq ft
More than 40 hours of labor
less than $500
Other Project Elements
Native or drought-tolerant plants, Drip irrigation system, Pathways, Boulders
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Advice from the Owner
Our project was completed just last week, so we are still getting used to it. So are the neighbors, but we're getting a lot of positive comments and a lot of people driving by slowly. If you hire a designer, be sure they have experience in xeriscape design and have worked in Colorado for some time; xeriscape design is not the normal landscape design process. Moss rock boulders look great, but they are a lot more expensive than plain granite. I would have never tried to do the work myself; that was hard work, especially the dry stream bed and placing the boulders. We're looking forward to lower water bills and I already like a lot less mowing.Back to Inspiration Hub
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