Terraced Low-Water Planting with Pondless Waterfall
This terraced, low-water planting design in Lakewood is a true expression of natural, organic Colorado. Drainage played a key role in this design, but the solution is subtle, so you won’t be distracted by ugly pipes or channels. Granite boulder retaining walls create terraces that connect into cobble swales that lead water off the property. It’s easy to appreciate the concept of xeriscape: the composition of local rock, sedums, ornamental grasses, and native shrubs showcases a low-water planting palette without any turf! Step out onto the gracious flagstone patio, stroll between terraced plantings and sit down to relax next to the tranquil sound of the pond-less waterfall that attracts birds and butterflies while minimizing evaporative water loss.