2014 Watering CalendarClick Here
for the 2014 Watering Calendar and Xeriscape Class schedule.
Slow the Flow Colorado is a free Sprinkler inspection program available to residents of Castle Pines North Metro District. The sprinkler inspections – also known as irrigation audits – are conducted by trained water auditors. Click for more info
Due to having no more eligible candidates than open director positions, the election to be held May 6 has been cancelled and the nominated candidates declared elected. For more information, read the official notice:
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Notice of 2014 Rate and Fee AdjustmentsView Details
MWH Global-Proposed 2014 Rate & Fee AdjustmentsView Details
Stay tuned for future information.
Water Quality Control & Consumer Confidence ReportView Details
Time to Get Ready for the
2nd Annual Xeriscape Garden Contest!
Is your landscaping water-wise? If you use Xeriscape concepts and plants in your landscape design, enter our Xeriscape Garden Contest and win valuable prizes! Mail, drop off or e-mail color photos of your landscaping to:
Castle Pines North Metropolitan District
Attn: Xeriscape Garden Contest
7404 Yorkshire Drive
Castle Pines, CO 80108
Entries must be received by July 31, 2014 to be considered.
Judges will look at water use, overall attractiveness, upkeep, and creative use of Xeriscape plants and techniques. Winners will be notified in September and photos of gardeners and their handiwork will appear on our website. Click here for more information!
All classes are held at the Community Center, 7404 Yorkshire Dr.
and begin at 10 AM. Light refreshments will be served.
|May 10||Principles of Xeriscape 1 — Design|
|Xeriscaping offers a way to have beautiful, livable landscapes without excess water use, and all good xeriscapes begin with a good design. Learn the basics of xeric yard and garden design in this instructive class.|
|June 7||Principles of Xeriscape 2 — Soil Preparation|
|Next to design, soil preparation is the most important part of successful xeriscaping and gardening. We will dish out the “dirt” on amending soil for a water efficient and healthy landscape.|
|July 12||Principles of Xeriscape 3 and 4 —|
Appropriate Use of Turf & Plant Selection
|The most controversial and misunderstood of the xeriscape principles is the concept of appropriate turf. Turf grasses have a place in the landscape, even in a xeriscape. We will provide you with guidance on this aspect of landscaping, as well as cover plant selection and proper grouping of plant materials in this informative class.|
|August 9||Principles of Xeriscape 5 and 6 — Irrigation & Mulch|
|Irrigation is necessary in a xeric landscape, at least during the first few years while the plants' root systems are developing. And critical to making efficient use of that water is the appropriate use of mulch. Find out what you need to know about these two xeric principles in this class.|
|September 20||Principles of Xeriscape 7 — Maintenance|
|Maintaining the landscape cannot be forgotten, even in a xeriscape. Pruning, occasional weeding and pest management, checking that the irrigation system is functioning properly, and adjusting automatic irrigation systems as the seasons change will be needed. Come learn what you need to know to maintain your xeriscape properly.|