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Skill Set


Project Size

250 - 500 sq ft

Project Location


Sun Exposure

Full sun

Year Completed


Time Commitment

31 - 40 hours of labor

Project Cost

less than $500

Other Project Elements

Pathways, Patio/sitting areas, Native or drought-tolerant plants, Boulders

Resource Central Programs

Lawn Removal Service, Garden In A Box

Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

The really wet spring made this an all-summer project. We are in our 70s and did all the work ourselves, mostly early mornings for a couple hours each day. The hardest part was re-configuring the sprinkler zones to minimize over-watering. The green fencing around individual plants along with cayenne pepper discouraged the resident squirrels from eating all the blossoms. We pick the fall Garden In A Box selection up this week. Shout out to the Flower Bin in Longmont who stocks almost all the varieties of pollinator-friendly plants recommended by CSU.

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