In 2010 Colorado households used nearly twice the U.S. average gallons of water per-capital per day (Colorado Foundation for Water Education). We live in a dry climate where outdoor water use is popular. However, many plants grow well in Colorado with minimal watering. Selecting more water-wise plants can help households work toward the U.S. average and help decrease Colorado water use.
The City of Evans recently worked with Northern Water to build a water-wise demonstration garden at the southwest corner of Highway 34 and 11th Avenue at the City of Evans sign. Another Evans-Northern Water demonstration landscaping project will be in place at the Evans Community Complex this fall.
Visit the Northern Water Conservation Campus for inspiration and appreciation of native and water-wise gardens. Located in Berthoud, CO, open to the public, free to visit, and open sunrise to sunset. No time to get all the way out to Berthoud? Visit the City of Greeley Water Conservation Garden. Open to the public and free to visit.
Be sure to reference the City of Evans Approved Landscape Planting List before you make any new plant selections.