How do you know what to plant where? Designing a landscape is a big obstacle to most people. It is so much more fun to see a plant you like at the nursery, take it home, and stick it in the ground. However, do this a few times and you will have a landscape that looks like a giant hodge-podge!
A good design is very important for a successful landscape, but it is not a simple task. Finding helpful information is another obstacle; especially when you don't know what to look for. Let us help you with two great publications by Colorado State University Extension.
Western Municipal Water District has design templates that can be viewed on their website.