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How Do You Plan a Xeriscape Yard in Colorado Springs, CO? Xeric Plants & Other Principles of Xeriscaping Design

Colorado Springs is in a dry region that receives below-average amount of precipitation compared in other cities in the United States. In fact, Colorado Springs is considered high desert. Plant growth is a problem here because of our cycles of water scarcity. If you love plants but don’t know how to grow them in a…

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How Do You Create a Sustainable Landscape in Colorado Springs, CO? Hardscape & Plant Material Selection & More

What is the meaning of the term ‘sustainable landscaping’? There are many definitions but sustainable landscaping should generally include an attractive environment in balance with the local climate that requires minimal resource inputs, such as water, fertilizer, pesticides, gasoline and time etc. As with any landscape, sustainable landscaping begins with an appropriate design that includes…

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How Do I Convert My Yard to Xeriscape in Colorado Springs, CO? Know Plant Zones, Remove Grass & More

There are many benefits to switching your landscape design over to xeriscape. Enough so, that more and more homeowners are making the shift. Some of the benefits include savings on your water bill, more sustainability, decreased yard maintenance, increased soil health as well as a healthy landscape and ecosystem for local wildlife. Sundown Landscaping &…

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