Water Efficiently

Direct Impact

"In the western United States, over half of potable water is used on landscapes. A lot of that goes to turf grass. Switching to Xeriscape reduces this water use by 60% or more."

-Xeriscape Colorado

Denver Water Rules

  • Water between 6 pm and 10 am.

  • Water no more than 3 days per week.

  • Do not allow water to pool.

  • Do not spray concrete or asphalt.

  • Repair leaking systems within 10 days.

  • Do not irrigate while raining or during high winds.

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GFD Strategies

  • Group plants with similar watering needs.

  • Incorporate low water, native plants.

  • Provide regular irrigation maintenance to keep system in good working order.

  • Be purposeful and deliberate when planning where sod is to be installed.

  • Upgrade irrigation controllers to weather-based Smart Systems.

  • Install high quality, water efficient parts.