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Does your front yard suck? Water, that is? Typically, more than half of household water use goes toward outdoor irrigation and landscape. Castle Rock Water is encouraging residents to transform their lawns into water-wise ColoradoScape, and the department is ready to help. Enter to win a free front yard ColoradoScape makeover worth $8,000.
Most turf lawns are Kentucky bluegrass, which is not native to Castle Rock’s high altitude, arid environment. In fact, the community pours more than 1.3 billion gallons of water on non-native grass-dense yards each summer. While having a healthy yard is important, beautiful and water-wise options exist beyond green grass, and that’s what ColoradoScape is all about.
ColoradoScape is a landscape design comprised of low to very-low water use plant material, which blends in with the native Castle Rock landscape. This landscaping utilizes a combination of hardscape and landscape materials, providing a variety of vibrant colors, textures, sizes, shapes and seasonal interest.
Are you ready to make the transition? Enter to win a lawn makeover by posting an entertaining 30- to 60-second video on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) about why your lawn sucks. Make sure your post is public and tag the Town @CRgov so we can see your video.
Video entries will be accepted Friday, April 1, through Saturday, April 30. Five finalists will be chosen. Then, the community will vote for its favorite video on the Town’s Facebook page. The winner will be notified via their social media account in May, with installation set for this summer. The other finalists will receive a Garden in a Box.
All entrants must be Castle Rock Water residential customers and at least 18 years of age or older. For contest details, tips, frequently asked questions and previous winners’ front yard transformations, visit CRconserve.com/Contest.
Thank you to our sponsors – Rainbird Irrigation and DCM&R Landscaping.
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