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Water-Wise Landscape Seminar: Transforming Your Lawn into a Xeriscape Garden

October 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Important Program Forms and Details:

Intake Form:

CLICK HERE for Softscape Intake Form

CLICK HERE for Hardscape Intake Form


Program Overview and Important Dates:

CLICK HERE for Softscape Program Overview and Important Dates

CLICK HERE for Hardscape Program Overview and Important Dates


PowerPoint Presentations:

CLICK HERE for CRC’s Program Guideline Presentation


Additional Resources:

CLICK HERE for Turf Removal 101

CLICK HERE for the Boulder County Additional Resource List


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 Bill Melvin of Ecoscape Environmental Design, will cover everything you need to know to transform your lawn into a beautiful Xeriscape garden. Bill 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 Lafayette’s Turf Replacement Program. Any City of Lafayette resident that attends this seminar will be eligible to receive a FREE 200 square foot Garden In A Box, a FREE spray to drip conversion kit, and/or an additional rebate for installing hardscape. In order to receive these benefits, Lafayette residents must first attend the seminar, and then following the seminar must convert 200 square feet or more of turf to Xeriscape or hardscape. For more information, visit the City of Lafayette website.

Speaker: Bill Melvin of Ecoscape Environmental Design




October 25, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Water-Wise Seminars
303.999.3820 x222
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Lafayette Public Library
775 West Baseline Road
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States
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