Establishment Permit A permit granted by the City of Colorado Springs for a newly installed landscape. The permit allows a homeowner a temporary variance from current watering restriction schedules.
Fascia Part of the trim of the home
Front Yard The landscape area generally from the front corners of the home to back of sidewalk and laterally to side property lines (excluding the parkway).
Irrigation System A watering system designed to transport and distribute water to the landscape.
- Pop Up or Rotor Head Irrigation System: an overhead spray system utilizing spray heads (shorter distances), or rotor heads (long distances).
- Drip System: an above ground, separate low pressure, low water use irrigation zone to irrigate plants.
- Subterranean Irrigation System: an underground drip system to properly irrigate sod.
Landscape The designed layout of plants, sod, paving and other elements on a property.
Landscape Area The area outside of the home footprint, not covered with concrete.
Landscape Plan A scaled diagrammatic drawing showing the placement and relationship of plants, sod, paving, and other elements.
Modified Landscape Any change (or renovation) to an existing landscape.
Mulch Rock, wood, or other ground cover material.
Native Seed Blend of seed that requires less maintenance than common bluegrass and tends to go dormant with drought and high temperatures.
Net Lot Area Total lot square footage minus the house footprint.
Parkway (cross reference Sidewalk definition)
With Detached Sidewalk The area between the street curb and sidewalk.
With Attached Sidewalk See Street Tree Planting Zone definition.
Paved Area An area covered with concrete.
Positive Drainage A minor slope (minimum of 2%) away from an area or structure.
Rear Yard The area from the rear corners of the home to the side and rear property lines.
Side Yard The area on the side of the house, between the “front yard” and “rear yard”.
Attached Sidewalk A sidewalk that is connected to the street curb.
Detached Sidewalk A sidewalk that is not connected to the street curb.
Soil Amendment Organic materials introduced into the existing soil that assist in water retention, plant nutrition, air circulation and overall soil improvement.
Street Tree Planting Zone An area within the front yard that is measured 4-7 feet from the back edge of the sidewalk in which street trees are to be located. See Sidewalks definition.
Common Bluegrass or (Equivalent) High water use grass (typically in sod form).
Native Seed Mixture Low water use grass (in sod or seed form).
Turf Establishment Period Two to four week period when newly laid sod, or newly applied seed, requires more water to establish roots into the amended soil (See Establishment Permit definition).