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LANDSCAPE DESIGN IDEAS

Landscape Design 101: Top Garden Plans for Colorado Yards

Replace Your Thirsty Lawn with Colorful Combinations of Drought Tolerant Flowers

Top 3 Garden Plan Designs for Colorado Yards:

  1. Full Sun & Easy Care – All season color while being low maintenance. This garden plan and plant list has a mix of color provided by both foliage and long bloomers making it an easy to care for garden.
  2. Native Full Sun – Gardening with natives is a great way to support our native pollinators and wildlife. There are many native plants or closely related native cultivars you could use in this plan.
  3. Dry Shade & Deer Resistant – Dry shade can sometimes be a challenge to grow in. Many plants that require shade also prefer moist conditions. Our “Dry Shade & Deer Resistant” garden plan and plant list is not only great for dry shade garden beds, but also includes plants that the deer do not prefer.

How to Create a Successful Landscape Design

The key to a successful landscape design for your yard and garden lies in both identifying your garden’s growing conditions and then in choosing plants that will thrive in those conditions.

  • Trying to force a plant to work in the wrong place just leads to frustration. 
  • Choosing the right plant for the right place will ensure that your garden is happy and in turn makes you happy as well.

Landscape Design: Garden Plan Example

Dry Shade Deer Resistant Garden Plan Design by McCords Landscaping in Colorado Springs, CO
This is an example of a "Garden Plan Design". Choose a plan that meets your specific needs from the list below.

Full Sun & Easy Care Garden Plan

All season color while being low maintenance is the goal of many of our gardens. While there are many ways to get there this garden plan and plant list has a mix of color provided by both foliage and long bloomers making it an easy to care for garden.

 

FULL SUN EASY CARE: Garden Plan Design by McCords Landscaping in Colorado Springs, CO

List of Plants for this Plan

  • Feather Reed Grass
  • Coneflower
  • Stonecrop
  • Yarrow
  • Barberry
  • Russian Sage
  • Meadow Sage
  • Catmint
  • Globe Blue Spruce

Native Full Sun Garden Plan

Gardening with native plants has many advantages here in the Tri Lakes Area. Not only are they beautiful and low maintenance, but gardening with natives is a great way to support our native pollinators and wildlife. There are many native plants or closely related native cultivars you could use in this plan. Check out the fact sheet “Gardening with Natives” for more information.

 

NATIVE PLANT FULL SUN: Garden Plan Design by McCords Landscaping in Colorado Springs, CO

 

List of Plants for this Plan

  • Blanket Flower
  • Pawnee Buttes(R) Sandcherry
  • Mountain Mohagony
  • Rocky Mountain Penstemon
  • Potentilla
  • Switch Grass
  • Praire Winecups
  • Flax

Dry Shade and Deer Resistant Garden Plan

Dry shade can sometimes be a challenge to grow in. Many plants that require shade also prefer moist conditions. Our “Dry Shade & Deer Resistant” garden plan and plant list is not only great for dry shade garden beds, but also includes plants that the deer do not prefer.

Dry Shade Deer Resistant Garden Plan Design by McCords Landscaping in Colorado Springs, CO

List of Plants for this Plan

  • Mountain Mahogany
  • Vinca Vine
  • Lungwort ‘Trevi Fountain’ Pulmonaria hybrid
  • Bergenia cardifolia
  • Rocky Mountain Blue Columbine
  • Sweet Woodruff
  • Korean Feather Reed Grass
  • Ajuga
  • Denver Gold (R) Columbine
WE LOOK FORWARD TO TURNING YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY!

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