Water-wise landscaping (also known as xeriscape) is sustainable and drought tolerant due to the low-water plants and specific techniques used to maximize water efficiency. When compared to grass, which requires about 28" of supplemental water annually, water-wise landscaping can thrive on 15" or less and weathers longer periods without water. Additionally, this type of landscape often requires less maintenance.
Water-wise Landscape Rebate Program
Earn a rebate for removing at least 500 square feet of healthy bluegrass lawn and replacing it with a low-water landscape.
Water-wise Landscape Design Program
We offer landscape designs to Aurora Water customers free of charge.
Excellence in Water-wise Landscape Award
It's your chance to thank your neighbor for their great water-saving landscape or to pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Applications for 2016 closed on August 1st.
The garden is located at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway. At ten acres, it's the largest in the metropolitan area. If you’re interested in helping make the garden look its best, join our Volunteer Program.
Water-wise Landscape Examples in Aurora
In Aurora, we have some beautiful examples of healthy water-wise landsciapes. Most of these properties received a rebate.
Top Recommended Plants
Take a look at some of the best-performing plants in Aurora’s Water-wise Demonstration Garden and read about our first-hand planting and maintenance experiences with them.
These are low-water, high-performing plants ideal for Aurora. View all of the Plant Select selections in this interactive booklet.
Take a Class
Attend one of our many classes on water-wise landscapes, efficient irrigation, or growing vegetables -- all to help you save water and money.
Water-Smart Landscape Contractor Training
We hold an annual contractor training course on water-smart landscaping practices and Aurora City Code and Policies.