Unearth the Turf: Outdoor Water Savings

So, you’ve decided to cut back on your indoor water use – by upgrading your toilet, swapping out showerheads, shutting off the faucets when brushing, and however else possible. That’s great, but Coloradans on average use about 50 percent of their water outdoors on a yearly basis. For perspective, visualize a long trip across the Read More

Replacing Turf with a Low-Water Garden

Here in Colorado, we live in a high desert climate where water is a hot commodity. 80% of our population lives on the Eastern Slope of the Rocky Mountains while only 20% of Colorado’s water is actually available there. With populations expected to multiply in the Front Range in the coming years, we need to Read More

Tales of Turf Removal: Part 2

  Resource Central’s Turf Replacement program was born in 2016 when the City of Lafayette wanted to help residents decrease their outdoor water use. More recently, the program has grown into new communities like Thornton and Boulder. After one year and over 40 successful turf transformations in the Thornton Water district, Heather, a water resource analyst with Read More

Tales of Turf Removal: Part 1

Sue, a resident of the City of Boulder, spearheaded a turf removal project in the common area of her HOA. The section of lawn that she chose had a 30 year old irrigation system that badly needed to be replaced. Participation in the program prompted the HOA to replace the old, leaky system and add Read More