LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Although we know that trees, shrubs and ornamentals provide numerous aesthetic and health benefits, in times of drought our industry is called upon to reduce water usage. Yet landscape water use is very small – only 3% of the water utilized in Colorado is used for outdoor irrigation.
A new report by Colorado State University, “The Hidden Value of Landscapes: Implications for Drought Planning” neatly summarizes the tremendous value that landscapes create and offers some very common sense ways to further reduce water use during droughts, while preserving landscape function and worth. Click here to read the full report.
— Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association
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