Colorado landscapes need more water

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DENVER -- Everyone loves their landscape. Trees, shrubs, flowers you lovingly taken care of all summer.

Fall is here, and you've likely already blown out your sprinkler system.  But now, with all the sun and warm temps in the Denver metro area, your plants and lawn are suffering.

Of course you know Colorado is a semiarid state.  In layman's terms, the state is a semidesert.

Ninety percent of the plants and trees are not indigenous to Colorado, and they're going to need more water to stay growing.  About 20 to 30 inches of moisture a year.

Myth buster:  Trees and shrubs do not go dormant in the winter.  They grow all year, with spring and fall the most important times of the year.  Giving your landscape a good, thirst quenching drink of water right now will give it a fighting chance this winter, and for years to come.

Save your landscape investment with a little water, because trees just don't grow on trees.