I have just moved from my warm, moist home state of Kentucky to a cold, dry, and wind whipped part of Colorado. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s climate is 4b and it gets about an inch of rain per month, with about a half inch per month in the winter.
A particular plot of land I am considering purchasing has little more growing on it that scrub bushes. There is a tree line of Pinions about a quarter mile away, but a neighbor says itÃ¯Â¿Â½s hard to move them down to the neighborhood (not sure why).
A complicating factor is the fact that the property is on a well, which leaves little water for landscaping, and most neighbors do little more that move a few rocks around at the end of their driveways.
The challenge of creating a low water oasis in this harsh environment is appealing, but I am lacking experience and plant knowledge to pull it off, which is where IÃ¯Â¿Â½m hoping to get some direction from you over the next few months.
I am particularly interested in finding some trees that can tolerate this environment. Something that I could perhaps give a water boost to help it grow, water source permitting, but could survive on their own if they were "cut off". I love pine trees, but would also like to throw "normal trees" into the mix. Aspens grow naturally here, but typically hug the mountains and grow around water sources.