Posts Categorized: Resources

Colorado Continues to Invest in Turf Conversion Programs

Posted & filed under Advocacy, Colorado Native Plants, Turf Conversion.

As discussed in the February WOFR newsletter, the Colorado General Assembly enacted House Bill 22-1151 in June, 2022. This legislation established a statewide turf replacement program and authorized a limited amount of funding to accelerate lawn conversions. Grants provided under HB-22-1151 will complement and further support the existing rebate and incentive programs of local municipal […]

Advocacy News & Action | Promoting Turf Conversion with Native Plants – What You Can Do!

Posted & filed under Advocacy, Turf Conversion.

As we discussed in another post, multiple cities along the Front Range offer some sort of incentive to encourage native turf conversion. Whether your city does or does not offer rebates currently, there are actions you can take to support the movement. Curious to learn more about transforming your garden into a habitat with Colorado […]

Removing Colorado Non-Native Turf | Replacing Your Lawn with Native Turf Alternatives

Posted & filed under Colorado Native Plants, Resources, Turf Conversion.

By Ayn Schmit One of the first goals for many gardeners new to landscaping with native plants is to rid their landscape – in part or entirely – of non-native turf. Doing so is a no-brainer! Non-native turf grasses are ecological dead zones, they require large amounts of water, and often prompt gardeners to use […]

Low Water Native Plant Guides for Colorado Gardens

Posted & filed under Garden design, Plant selection, Resources.

Created by the Colorado Native Plant Society, Denver Botanical Gardens, Wild Ones Front Range Chapter and others, these are comprehensive and easy to use guides about native plant gardening in Colorado. Comes complete with plant lists that cover everything from a plant’s habit to its ecological value and provides nice visuals of plants and landscapes! […]

Colorado Native Plant Resources from Other Organizations

Posted & filed under Resources, Uncategorized.

Colorado Native Plant SocietyGardening With Native Plants Includes resources on introductions to native plants, native plants specific to certain counties in Colorado, information on the Garden Smart program, suggested native plants, plants to avoid, low water plants for Colorado gardens, low water plants for pollinators, native plant vendors, using native plants in restoration, and much more! […]