Does your front yard suck? Water, that is. Then, it’s time to transform to a water-wise ColoradoScape!
Castle Rock Water is giving away an $8,000 front yard landscape makeover this summer. Residents who wants to include less turf and more water-wise plants into their landscape should enter to win.
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 sq. ft of turf and replacing it with a ColoradoScape can save 1,000 gallons of water per season!
July 13 - Aug. 16 *extended deadline
Post a 15- to 30- second video on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) and tag @CRgov. Just use your mobile device to film and let us know why your yard sucks and how important water conservation is to you. After Aug. 10, five finalists will be chosen. Then, Castle Rock residents will get the next two weeks to vote for their favorite on the Town’s social media.
The Schuman’s were chosen through social media as the winner of a new front yard ColoradoScape. No longer are they wrangling the lawn mower, but are now enjoying a low-water, low-maintenance front yard with stunning curb appeal. Watch the transformation!
Before: The yard consisted of water-guzzling Kentucky bluegrass that was browning in areas and proved to be overwhelming with mowing and weeding (and watering.)
After: Good yard design has elements that work together. Large boulders ground the yard and break up the rocked area. A spattering of smaller boulders with plants make the rocked area look natural and not overpowering. The mulched area has a mix of evergreen plants, plus various flowers and shrubs that provide color and texture during each season. This first year, the plants are small and have room to grow.
Here a few tips to consider when designing your low-water ColoradoScape