Ready to save water but also want to enjoy a beautifully landscaped yard? If so, xeriscaping, an environmentally friendly method of landscaping that uses water conserving plants and principles, may be for you. Our landscape design team put together some favorite xeric plants for Colorado Springs and Lisa Pace, Water Conservation Specialist from Colorado Springs Utilities, provided some other great insights for plant selection.
Trees for Xeriscaping
Shrubs for Xeriscaping
Blue Mist Spirea
Perennials for Xeriscaping
Ornamental Grasses for Xeriscaping
Bleu Avena Grass
Feather Reed Grass
Lisa Pace from Colorado Springs Utilities recommends that you, “Know your site and take inventory of how much sun and water you have available.” She also suggests planting in groups of 3 or more, as too many varieties can make a space feel small and busy.
For more water-wise plant options that perform well in Colorado Springs, look at Colorado Springs Utilities’ database of Water Wise Plants or visit their demonstration garden.