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Resources and References

Disclaimer: Inclusion in the Resources and References section of this website is not, nor can be construed as being, an endorsement by Colorado WaterWise, and cannot and shall not be used as such by any party.

Videos, CDs, & DVDs

Xeriscape Principles, Video 2009 - Colorado Springs Utilities
Xeriscape Basics, Video 2015 - City of Aurora, Colorado
Xeriscape Isn't a Garden, It's a System, Video 2013 - GreenCO Colorado       
Xeriscape by Design, Video 2010 - City of Fort Collins, Colorado      
Southwest Xeriscapes - Colorado - Denver Botanic Gardens, Video 2008 - New Mexico University Productions          
Southwest Xeriscapes - Colorado - Arun Das, Video 2008 - New Mexico University Productions

Xeriscape Websites

Utility & Government Pages
City of Aurora Water-wise Webpage
City of Boulder Xeriscape Webpage 
City of Fort Collins Xeriscape Webpage
City of Golden Xeriscape Webpage
City of Greeley Xeriscape Webpage
Colorado Springs Utilities Xeriscape Webpage
Denver Water Xeriscape Webpage
Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District Xeriscape Information
Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District Xeriscape Information

Educational Institutions
Colorado State University Turf Program
Colorado State University Extension Service
Colorado State University Extension Native Plant Master

General Gardening & Xeriscaping
New Mexico Xeriscape Council
GreenCO - Green Industries of Colorado
High Country Gardens
Kids Gardening
Misconceptions about Xeriscaping Corrected!
Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado

Plant Databases
Colorado Tree Coalition
Denver Botanic Gardens
Great Basin Natives
Plant Select®
Plants of The Southwest
USDA Plant Database

Efficient Irrigation Technology Websites

Weather-Based Control Devices
ET System: Hunter Industries
ET Manager: Rain Bird Corporation
Smart Dial: Irritrol Systems

Intellisense: Toro Company
Smartline: Weathermatic
WeatherTrak: Hydropoint Systems

Soil Moisture-Based Control Devices
WaterTec and Base Station: Baseline Systems
Suspended Cycle Controllers: Acclima
Watermark and WaterSwitch: Irrometer

MP Rotator: Hunter Industries
Rotary Nozzle: Rain Bird Corporation
U-Series Nozzles: Rain Bird Corporation

Drip Irrigation
Techline: Netafim
Professional Landscape Dripline: Hunter Industries
Landscape Dripline: Rain Bird Corporatio

Efficient Irrigation Technology
GeoFlow Irrigation Products
Irrigation Association
Irrigation Tutorials
Irritrol Irrigation Systems
Keesen Water Management
Rain Bird
Star Sight Innovations Irrigation Products

Brochures & Booklets

Regional Water-wise Plant List - 2016 Aurora Water and Colorado Springs Utilities

The Rocky Mountain Perennial Plant Guide -1995 (aka "The CNA Blue Book") • by Colorado Nursery Association

(Available through most Front Range Nurseries)

Rocky Mountain Plant Guide - 1993 (aka "The CNA Red Book") • by Colorado Nursery Association
(Available through most Front Range Nurseries)

At Home With Xeriscape -2003 Denver Water and Xeriscape Colorado, Brochure

Native Grasses, Bulletin 450-A, 1992 - Colorado State University Cooperative Extension

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Gardening Publications Online
Publication number and title:
XCM-223 Homeowner's Guide to Protecting Water Quality and the Environment
4.702 Drip Irrigation for Home Gardens
7.214 Mulches for Home Grounds
7.220 Colorado Gardening: Challenge to Newcomers
7.225 Landscaping for Energy Conservation
7.228 Xeriscaping: Creative Landscaping
7.234 Xeriscaping: Retrofit Your Yard
7.235 Choosing a Soil Amendment
7.239 Operating and Maintaining a Home Irrigation System
7.240 Home Landscape Watering During Drought

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