Whether it is adding smart irrigation controllers or incorporating native plants, more Coloradoans are looking for sustainable landscape design and finding innovative ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Here are some viable options to consider:
Irrigation smart controllers – Nature and technology come together to produce substantial water savings with built-in features to adjust for the optimal sprinkler run time; all controlled with the touch of your ‘smart’ device.
Edible gardens – To truly live off the land, one must be able to grow food successfully. Community crop sharing and gardens are easy ways to incorporate herbs and vegetables; bee farming brings a boost to the bee population, flower pollination, and honey.
Permeable pavers – Whether a driveway, sidewalk or back patio, this landscape design technique includes a solid material with joints that allows stormwater to reach the soil underneath while preventing stream erosion problems.
Xeriscape – Colorado receives very little rainfall, therefore including plants adaptable to the semi-arid climate is important. In 1981, Denver Water coined the term ‘xeriscape‘ for landscape design featuring efficient irrigation, soil amendment, and limited turf areas.
LED landscape lighting – LED bulbs are built for long life; dimmable lights last even longer. They can be zoned throughout your yard or landscape for a reduction in both costs and resources.
In the long run, even the smallest change towards a sustainable landscape can make a big difference.
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