Colorado Xeriscaping Services
Bringing beautiful purpose-built xeriscapes to residential spaces in and around the Denver area.
Colorado’s environment is beautiful but not always kind to traditional landscape plants. Many local homeowners are turning to xeriscaping as an efficient, low-maintenance alternative to conventional landscaping. At Hall Contracting, we have years of experience designing beautiful landscapes with xeriscaping techniques that can stand up to anything the local weather throws at it.
If you’re curious about how xeriscaping could reduce your water bill and make your yard more robust, you can explore our past projects or talk to one of our expert xeriscape designers today.
What Is Xeriscaping?
Xeriscaping is creating landscapes that make the most of local plants, soil, rocks, and mulch rather than traditional turf and water-hungry flora. Native plants are already perfectly suited to survive in local conditions, including Colorado’s high altitudes, frigid winters, and dry summers. That makes them easier to maintain and less likely to suffer from a cold snap or drought. As a result, xeriscaping leads to beautiful, low-effort yards that support native wildlife and lower your water bill.
7 Principles of Xeriscaping
Xeriscape designs are founded on the following seven principles:
- Planning and Design: A xeriscaped location should be designed according to the needs of the space. The entire point of xeriscaping is to develop landscapes that fit the site.
- Soil Improvements: Xeriscapes that rely on native plants need fewer soil improvements than other landscapes because they are suited to local conditions.
- Efficient Irrigation: A xeriscape should be easy to irrigate. If your plan does include sprinklers or irrigation systems, they can be integrated into the landscape from the beginning.
- Plant Zones: A good xeriscape plan considers the specific conditions in different parts of your yard so plants that require similar light and water levels are located appropriately. For example, sunny and dry areas may use full-sun local plants, while turf may be restricted to shaded, low-lying areas.
- Mulches: Mulches are used heavily in xeriscapes to shade plants’ roots and prevent water evaporation.
- Turf Alternatives: Many xeriscapes use alternatives to turf, such as adding patios or native groundcover plants that use less water.
- Maintenance: Once a well-designed xeriscape has had time to establish itself, it will require significantly less maintenance than the standard landscape.
Why Choose Residential Xeriscaping in Colorado?
By relying on native plants, mulch, and rocks instead of turf in your residential landscape, you accomplish four important goals:
- Reducing necessary maintenance: Xeriscapes require less maintenance than other landscapes because they make the most of local conditions rather than fighting them.
- Lowering your water bills: Plants adapted for local conditions require less extra watering, helping keep bills low.
- Supporting the local ecosystem: Native plants appeal to pollinators and birds, making your yard a haven for wildlife.
- Providing curb appeal: A major benefit of living in Colorado is its unique natural beauty. By xeriscaping your yard, your property will reflect that same appeal.
Work With Colorado Xeriscaping Experts
Xeriscaping is an excellent way to make your property more appealing while reducing the necessary maintenance and cost of upkeep. However, you need to start with a custom xeriscape design to make the most of these benefits. That’s where Hall can help.
The skilled xeriscape designers at Hall Contracting understand the demands of the Colorado environment. We offer xeriscaping near Douglas County and the surrounding areas. Talk to our Colorado xeriscaping experts today to learn more about how Hall can turn your yard into a low-maintenance paradise.