Did you lose landscaping during recent hailstorms? If you are looking for replacements or just want to add something to your existing landscape, check out PlantsForGreeley.com. It is a website that serves as a database for plants that will thrive in Greeley’s semi-arid climate.
The site features more than 350 plants, from trees and shrubs to perennials and annuals. As a result, Greeley offers the community a valuable, water-efficient plant guide that helps simplify installing a Xeriscape design, as well as understanding the varying needs of plants when it comes to exposure, location, water and more.
“Many people still have the misconception that Xeriscape, is zero-scape, with rocks and sparse plantings,” said Ruth Quade, Greeley’s Water Conservation Coordinator. “We hope that this plant database and our other landscape education programs help shatter that myth.”
Benefits to using water-wise plants in your yard:
- A well-designed, installed, and maintained Xeriscape could increase property values up to 15 percent
- By using native and climate-adapted plants, you can decrease pesticide use. Native plants have more resistance to pests and diseases.
- Using Xeriscape plants can reduce landscape water use by 60 percent, once established.
- Through the careful selection of plants, it attracts birds, bees butterflies, and wildlife into our yards.