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Old 09-21-2009, 01:11 AM
Location: The 719
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Went to my cousin's place yesterday and this is some stuff they did around their yard/property.

Some had requested how long it takes to get to Fort Carson from here; 20 minutes if you drive like me.

Propane? Fageddaboutit. Natural Gas is here now...even the north side.






Rabbit brush


Cactus from near El Paso

Crab apple

Apache Plume

10 year old Cottonwood

Apache Plume

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Old 10-06-2009, 11:12 AM
Location: germany :)
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Hi there McGowdog...really appreciate the link and the posted pics, any other suggestions regarding Xeriscaping in Pueblo West.

thank you
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:35 AM
Location: The 719
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Just... if you're gonna plant a tree, get a biggun... 2" trunk or bigger. Call before you dig.

Cholla...aka walking stick, yucca, I love that rabbit brush, junipers and evergreen( Ponderosa, fir, blue spruce) trees are great in the winter, that zebra grass is cool, sage, spirea, ash trees, cottonweeds (seedless of course and far away from the house, plumbing, electrical lines, etc., crab trees and cherry trees, globe willows, locust...

IDK. Some people grow aspen trees, but they don't look so good... unless you got a green thumb or something.

A lot of trees die out here in far west Pueblo West. You cannot grow trees out here that you can down in Pueblo. The wind and the heat will beat them up. Look around and see what your neighbors are doing.

Rocks. Rocks are good. Jason from Rockyard can hook you up. He's cool.

Lawn. I have some tarravella seed mulch that was sprayed on after I prepped it. Tarravella is in the book. The lawn is Kentucky blue (unfortunately) mixed with rye. My water bill this last month was 32 bucks with 15 k gallons. Higher than usual. My new trees, you know.

If you want to see how much trouble I had with my lawn from the wind and the heat and the lack of rain and the grub worms and the rabbits and the mole... here's what I did fixing it. If you ever rent a sod cutter, hire a laborer to go with it.

I have about 1500 sq ft of lawn. I will add about that much for the back yard if I ever get around to it. Lawn is nice up close to the house. But this ain't Tennessee or Alabama.

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Old 10-07-2009, 09:44 PM
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I prefer a lawn and we are not Tennessee or Alabama but we have sprinkler systems
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:44 AM
Location: The 719
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No duh.
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