Contemporary Xeriscape

This yard was previously all bluegrass and required too much water and maintenance for not a lot of return. While fences and patios can be the more expensive part of a landscape, this home turned unused grass into a fenced-in, gravel patio space that adds function and design. The new grass in this yard is sheep fescue, a well-adapted grass to Colorado, that uses about one-third to one-half less water than Kentucky bluegrass. The grass is mowed only twice a year to give a native look to the design and the ornamental grasses and perennials were chosen for water savings, low maintenance and year-round interest.