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Pioneers in Sustainable Gardening

At High Country Gardens we offer plants, products and information that support long-term ecological balance and builds and sustains the love of gardening for generations to come. Our mission is to improve the earth one garden at a time.

Eco-Friendly Gardening & Native Plants:

We’ve addressed the growing needs for water conservation and environmentally-friendly gardening practices by developing an incredible selection of waterwise and native plants. Our plants are chosen for their hardiness, beauty and their support of habitat creation.

Unique Plant Varieties:

We have built our reputation by developing and offering unique plant hybrids that you cannot find elsewhere. Many of our varieties have been exclusively developed by our Founder & Chief Horticulturist, David Salman, the 2008 American Horticultural Society’s Great American Gardener award winner.

Drought Resistant Plants:

We are especially known for our xeric plants, that need minimal water and care once established. Xeriscaping, the practice of landscaping with drought-tolerant plants, has spread beyond just the Southwest and many of our low-water perennials will thrive nationwide.

Sustainable Lawns

Grass for Eco-friendly Landscapes

Lawns are a permanent fixture in the US with current estimates of nearly 50 million acres under grass! Lawns support entire industries of people involved in everything from seed production and landscape maintenance to push and rider mowers. Dog Tuff Lawn

The Yen and Yang of Lawns

But the old methods of lawn care, what we think lawns should look like and how they fit into our landscapes need to change and reflect the new paradigms of our times. We should to be aware of how lawns positively and negatively affect our lives and the health of the planet.

On the positive side:

- Lawns provide cooling to our urban and suburban areas to combat the effects of urban heat islands.

- Lawns absorb and filter our water as it moves from the sky into the aquifers and waterways.

- Lawns enhance the quality of our lives by providing by providing soft, cool areas to play sports, fly kites, run our dogs and have picnics.

On the negative side

- Lawns, when cared for using traditional methods, use huge amounts of environmentally damaging chemical fertilizers ...

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