How to Choose your Xeriscape Plants

Learn how you can save water and time by planting more native Colorado species and attract the birds plus the bees!

Jun 15, 2023

Landscaping in a Sustainable Way

Ghostprint's Landscaping department has decided to fully promote Xeriscaping because of these reasons

  1. It helps homeowners to conserve water
  2. It promotes biological diversity such as insects
  3. It looks beautiful
  4. Installing these new landscapes helps fund our Social enterprise

How to install a Xeriscape

The first step is to prep the area which consists of removing the existing debre. We at Ghostprint take this and turn it into Johnson Sue Bioreactors or feed it to our partners livestock. Side note that the manure then created goes into our Biodigesters.

2023 Ghostprint Eco-System

How to install a Xeriscape

The next steps for installing a Xeriscape will be

More information on Planting and the tools

Here is a quick guide for planting trees and bushes around the Colorado area plus the tools you will need to do so the best! 

To start the older farmer saying of feed your soil and it will feed your plants is completely true especially in the southern Colorado area with high clay soils! 

Making it easy pick out a ideal plant for your area! Going to a local lawn and garden store is the best way to find local plants for you or hiring a landscape/ landscape design specialist like us if you are in the Denver Metro area feel free to reach out to or text 720-439-9885

Once you have picked out a good spot for your plan you can get very technical with the type of fertilizer/compost/soil you put in the hole depending on the exact conditions the plant likes!

 First a lot of people like to put down a weed barrier then cut an x or circle into it where you want to plant. 

 A common rule of thumb is to dig the hole 1.5 to 2.5 times bigger than the pot the plant comes in then fill the whole with some type of fertilizer/compost plant the plant and create a burm around the plant to hold in water! 

The next step is to add drip irrigation which is highly recommended in the Colorado area because while the plant is getting used to its new home it will need to be watered at least 2 times a week finally add a small 1 inch ish layer of mulch over the soil or weed barrier if you put that down! 

“Waste not, want not” Ben Franklin

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