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xERISCAPING IN CASTLE PINES NORTH

A good landscape and garden begins with a good design. To learn how Xeriscaping can enhance your home and save you money on your water bill, read The 7 Principles of Xeriscape. You will also find information on water saving Bluegrass alternatives in this document.

Although the Front Range presents a special set of challenges for growing trees, the desire to have a large shade tree in your yard can be a reality. Learn more about caring for your trees in Castle Pines North.

Want to know the proper way to plant trees and shrubs? Our Tree and Shrub Planting Guidelines can get your plants off to the right start.

Click the graphic below for CPNMD's full color guide to Xeriscape Plants:

Conservation

Whatever your lifestyle, there’s a level of water conservation that can suit you. Castle Pines North Metropolitan District is committed to providing our customers with practical conservation ideas that give you as much bang for your buck as possible.

Are You Wallet Or Water Conscious?
Check out these 5 conservation tips.

  1. Scratch the grass. And replace it with xeric shrubs, ground covers and water-efficient grasses, such as Blue Grama, Buffalo Grass and Dog Tuff™.
  2. Reduce fertilizer fever. Fertilizer promotes plant growth, but also increases water consumption. Apply the minimum amount needed.
  3. Train your turf. Proper lawn watering techniques, like using less water and irrigating deeply and infrequently, can save thousands of gallons of water annually.
  4. Upgrade and save. CPNMD offers rebates when you upgrade your sprinkler system with Rotary Nozzles, ET- based irrigation controllers and rain sensors.
  5. Spend 90, save thousands. Sign-up for a FREE 90-minute sprinkler audit the includes minor sprinkler head adjustments, efficiency tests and a customized water schedule that could save thousands of gallons of water. Learn more below.

Sign-up Now For A Free 90-Minute Sprinkler Audit

When was the last time your sprinkler system had a check-up? If you’re like the rest of us, the answer may be never. But you’re in luck. Through a partnership with the Center for ReSource Conservation, we’re offering a limited number of FREE 90-minute inspections that will include:

  • A visual inspection to check for problems that waste your water
  • Minor adjustments to sprinkler heads
  • Efficiency tests to see how much and how evenly your sprinklers are watering
  • A customized watering schedule that could help save 5,000 gallons of water per year

Inspections are based on first come, first served so sign-up today! Visit

slowtheflow.conservationcenter.org and get on the list. Inspections will start in June.

For more information on this partnership, visit the Center for ReSource Conservation.

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Water Conservation

2017 Rebates Table

Rebate Request Form 2017

2017 Watering Calendar

Water Saving Resources & Guides

Winterizing Residential Irrigation Backflow Prevention Assemblies

Winterize Your Water Pipes

101 Ways to Conserve Water

A More Water Efficient Lawn

CPNMD Sod Installation Guide

Irrigation & Lawn Care Guidelines for Homeowners

Tree and Shrub Planting Standards

Caring for Trees in Dry Climates

Spring-Summer Tree Watering Schedules

Fall-Winter Tree Watering Schedules

Outdoor Watering Guide

Home Water Management

Utilizing Smart Water Applications Technology to Manage Water Use

The Castle Pines North Metropolitan District's new Calsense Irrigation Flow Management System utilizes a centralized computer controlled irrigation system.

The system's flow meter sensors are able to detect abnormally high rates of water flow and are designed to shut down a main irrigation line within a few short minutes. The system is programmed to automatically send an "alert" message to the computer used by the parks and open space staff. The message provides the details of the issue and the exact location of the failure so that repairs can be made quickly.

Shortly after the system was brought online in 2008, a failure was detected in a main line break over a weekend and shut down the affected area, saving an estimated 168,600 gallons of water. That equates to the amount of water one family could use indoors for two years (based on 7,000 gallons a month). An added value to the system's design is that it will shutdown one zone when an emergency occurs, but continue the watering of other scheduled zones. Additional benefits of the system include water management reporting and water budgeting.

The Calsense system was purchased in 2007 with a $56,000 grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board. Calsense is the leader in Smart Water Applications Technology (SWAT), a national partnership initiative created by the Irrigation Association to promote landscape water use efficiency through the application of state-of-the-art irrigation technologies. The Calsense system receives data from the Campbell Scientific Weather Station weather to determine weather conditions and is ET and soil moisture based.