Western Best Practices for Planting Waterwise Landscapes

Western best practices for soil preparation, selecting plants and irrigation. Ideal for Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and the intermountain west.

Sustainable, waterwise landscapes don’t mean “zero-scapes” (yards full of rocks) or desert-like plantings. Waterwise gardens can be lush, colorful and full of texture.

But we need to think differently about how we plant.

The intermountain west of the United States, including the Front Range along the Rocky Mountains, has a unique climate for growing plants. Creating successful waterwise landscapes (that are beautiful and thrive with less work and water) means preparing our soils, choosing plants and irrigating differently than other regions of the country.

Please refer to this Western Best Practices guide for practical tips on how to improve your planting success rates, while conserving water and reducing costs.