Xeriscape Design

Color, fragrance and variety are components of successful landscape planning and design. When designs also focus on xeriscape, the need for water and other resources will be minimized.

The xeriscape planning and design process should organize landscape ideas. The process should also identify the needs of the landscape and the plants the designer wants to use.


Thinking a design through will help minimize expense, mistakes and risks while planning the building of a landscape in phases. Drawing or mapping out a landscape can help family, contractors and suppliers visualize the idea.


Many people design their own landscape plans. Some may choose to have a professional review their plan and add helpful ideas. Or, the plans may be totally prepared by a landscape architect or designer.

To learn more, visit xeriscape Gardens, read books and publications and listen to this xeriscape series. Visit Garden centers and nurseries to get to know the plants used in xeriscape. By planning first, the success of a xeriscape is virtually guaranteed. Start planning a xeriscape today.


For more information, see the following Colorado State Extension fact sheet(s).  http://www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/1902.html

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