Demand for drought-tolerant landscaping grows in Colo. city

06/5/2013 | Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.), The

Some landscaping companies in Colorado Springs, Colo., report that demand for xeriscaping has been growing as residents cope with water restrictions and seek to protect their homes from wildfires. Artificial turf is gaining traction, along with shrubs and perennials that require less water to thrive. "Overall, we are seeing upwards of a 50 percent increase in xeriscape business compared to the same period last year," said Bryan Parise, operations manager of C&C Sand and Stone.

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