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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.

Full color guide to Xeriscape Plants

Summer Turf Repair

January and February of this year were unseasonably warm and dry, and that led to damage to lawns. This type of damage typically occurs in one of two forms: either desiccation (plant dries out) or mite damage.

This spring, nearly two acres of bluegrass failed to green up in our community, the result of winter desiccation. In response to this, CPNMD recently had these areas aerated and covered with a compost/grass seed mix. Over the next several weeks, you may see the irrigation active during daylight hours, running on short cycles on the large turf areas along the east side of Monarch Blvd., north and south of Castle Pines Pkwy. This will continue for the next several weeks until the grass seed germinates.

Please feel free to contact Craig Miller, Parks & Open Space Manager, with any questions. He can be reached at or 303-242-3266.