Lawn Conversion Resources and Waterwise Landscaping

Ideal for HOAs and Developers (as well as Individual Homeowners!)

We’re committed to helping HOAs and developers in Colorado and the West create landscapes that enhance beauty and property value, conserve water and save money, while having a positive environmental impact.

If you’re interested in converting parts of your traditional lawns (or existing gardens) to waterwise landscaping, please scroll down to find resources to help guide you and your community.

Questions? Want to talk? If you’re an HOA or developer, please reach out to Ross Shrigley of Plant Select at (970) 481-3429

Useful tips

Firewise landscaping

Planning tools


Ways to save money during turf conversions

  • Look for incentive programs. Many municipalities, water utilities and non-profits offer incentives to convert turf lawns into low-water plants, such as the Fort Collins Xeriscape Incentive Program for HOAs and commercial properties.
  • Find grants. There are grants available for HOAs. For an example, see the grant program from Northern Water in Colorado.
  • Use volunteers. One best practice is to invite your community members to participate in the planting process as volunteers. This helps reduce labor costs and boosts engagement.

Info on Plant Select plants

Become a Plant Select HOA Garden

We help guide our Plant Select HOA communities and share a select number of new plants each year. In return, you agree to share your community’s water usage and landscape maintenance costs before and after converting to low-water landscaping over a multi-year period, so we can quantify the savings.

Learn about becoming a Plant Select HOA Garden (PDF).

HOA investment projection

External news articles

Contact us

If you’re an HOA or developer that wants to explore the value of waterwise landscaping, please reach out to Ross Shrigley of Plant Select at (970) 481-3429