Social media has chosen the winner for the new front yard ColoradoScape makeover. The Tracewell family, with their Star Wars themed video entry, received the most votes for their creative message about how their yard sucks....water, that is. Tearing out that water-guzzling lawn is a high priority to reduce water use and maintenance issues. The wish is to add colorful plants that grow easily and without much care in Castle Rock's semi-arid, high-desert environment. Blue Spruce, Goldenrain Tree, Walker's Low Catmint and Red Rocks Penstemon are on their wish list. Around 40 plants were installed and with efficient drip irrigation directed to the roots of the plants, they are expected to double in size next year! A primary flagstone path that welcomes guests and two large trees to fill in large spaces on the side of the house add value and structure!
Thank you to our landscape contractor, JPL Cares and our irrigation sponsor, Toro.
Does your front yard suck? Water, that is. Then, it’s time to transform to a water-wise ColoradoScape!
Each year, Castle Rock Water gives away front yard landscape to one lucky resident who wants to include less turf and more water-wise plants into their landscape. For this social media campaign, residents can post a video explaining the benefits a water-wise ColoradoScape will make for them and their landscape. The community votes on their favorite to pick the winner.
A team of experts will transform your water-thirsty yard into a vibrant, colorful and seasonal landscape that is more conducive to our Castle Rock environment. With more than 1.5 billion gallons of water being poured onto our yards each summer, reducing turf and introducing more water-wise plants, is the recommended conservation measure to help add to long-term sustainability. Removing just 100 square-feet of turf and replacing it with ColoradoScape can save 1,000 gallons of water per season!
Check back for contest dates and entry requirement in 2022.
The Lenz family was chosen as the winner for the second annual ColoradoScape contest. Their video, with a Cat in the Hat theme identified the trials and tribulations with managing a large, water-hogging yard with nothing but Kentucky Bluegrass. Now, the family enjoys a yard with more versatility and color with less water use and less maintenance.
A gorgeous flagstone path meanders through penstemon and reed grasses, while black granite boulders are accents by a Canadian Red Chokecherry tree and Blue Flax flowers. They had a specific request of yuccas which should provide enormous creamy white blooms each year. The landscape installation was done with the help of Hunter Irrigation and Lighting, JSC Property Maintenance and Arbor Valley Wholesale Nursery.
The Schuman’s were chosen through social media as the first winner of a new front yard for the 2019 ColoradoScape Contest. No longer are they wrangling the lawn mower, but are now enjoying a low-water, low-maintenance front yard with stunning curb appeal.