A dry native garden is a type of garden that is designed to thrive in regions with low rainfall or limited access to water.
In addition to being environmentally friendly, dry native gardens can be visually appealing and require less maintenance than traditional gardens.
Some common features of a dry native garden may include gravel or other types of mulch to help retain moisture in the soil, as well as rocks or other natural elements to add texture and interest to the garden.
Dry native gardens are a sustainable and low-maintenance landscaping option for those living in semi-arid regions like ours.
CSU Extension has an excellent guide called Low-Water Native Plants for Colorado Gardens. Our area is specifically included in the regions addressed by the guide.
The purpose of this booklet is to introduce you to the wonderful world of dry native gardens, and to help you make the most successful landscape design and plant choices for this smart type of garden. The guide is available for free here.