Seven Principles of Xeriscape

Over the years, the 7 Principles of Xeriscape, originally conceived by Denver Water in 1981, have expanded into simple and applicable concepts to create appealing landscapes that use less water. These principles provide you with the tools to have a xeric design that fits your style. 

A well-designed and well-planned landscape with low-water-use materials can be a beautiful addition, inviting wildlife, providing year-round interest, and, most importantly, saving water. Castle Rock Water advocates a colorful landscape, that ties in with the native landscape. A ColoradoScape should be full of vibrant, low-water plants and one that incorporates each of the seven principles outlined below.

Plan and design for water conservation

  1. Improve the soil
  2. Limit turf area
  3. Irrigate efficiently
  4. Select appropriate plants and hydro-zone
  5. Mulch to reduce evaporation
  6. Maintain your xeriscape
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