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Transforming Your Lawn into a Xeriscape Garden
April 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
When watered and maintained effectively, replacing your lawn with Xeriscape can reduce your outdoor water use by up to 60%! On average, 50% of household water is used for landscape irrigation, so by converting even a small portion of your turf to Xeriscape, the potential water savings are HUGE! This informative seminar, led by Curtis Manning of Curtis Manning Designs, will cover everything you need to know to transform your lawn into a beautiful Xeriscape garden. Curtis will discuss how to select the best and least problematic areas of your lawn for replacement, how to prepare your landscape for removing turfgrass, how to actually kill and remove your grass, how to prepare your turf-less area for planting, the best xeric perennials for your new garden bed, irrigation solutions, and more. He will include a small educational segment on hardscape options for turf removal as well.
*This seminar is a part of the City of Arvada’s Landscape Consultation Program. Any City of Arvada water customer that attends this seminar will be eligible to receive a FREE 60-minute one-on-one consultation with a trained water-wise landscape consultant. You will receive: a visual landscape assessment, plant and material recommendations, and a list of action items and goals that will help you transform your lawn into a beautiful, water-efficient landscape.
Speaker: Curtis Manning of Curtis Manning Designs