Xeriscape Colorado Statute
Colorado Statute 37-60-126 established the state water conservation and drought mitigation plan. This plan defines Xeriscape as “the principles of landscape planning and design, soil analysis and improvement, appropriate plant selection, limitation of turf area, use of mulches, irrigation efficiency, and appropriate maintenance that results in water use efficiency and water-saving practices”. Xeriscape is not “zero-scaping” where the property is completely covered with rock and devoid of any plant or mulch materials.
PCVA Bylaws 4.13.7 Parkway Xeriscape guidelines
Xeriscape requests for the parkway areas will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All submittals shall use a high density of low growing Xeriscape type plants and boulders in conjunction with the proposed landscape material. Unplanted rock or wood mulch areas are not permitted in the parkway. Plants that are 24-inch or lower are preferred where vehicle or pedestrian visibility may be impaired. Street trees located in a Xeriscape parkway using rock mulch should be encircled with a small ring of wood mulch up to 4 feet in diameter. as defined in paragraph 2.13.9 e). Boulders are allowed in addition to some plants and limited to a maximum size of 24 inches x 24 inches x 24 inches.
Review all the guidance in the PCVA Bylaws https://www.pcva.org/uploads/7/8/8/7/78875826/pcva_community_guidelines_august_20_2020__1_.pdf