Landscape Code Update Survey
The City of Greeley is considering updating the Landscape Code to ensure that it meets the overarching goals of the City, along with water conservation principles, simplification, and modernization of Code language.
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1. Have you had to use the City’s landscape code? *
2. Currently, residential property owners are required to have a minimum of one (1) tree in their front yards. Should more than one (1) tree be required? *
3. The City of Greeley requires residential properties to have 50% of the yard landscaped. Do you think that it is important to have landscaping in the (select all that apply): *
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4. Zoning may allow differing land uses next to each other. In some cases, a more intense land use, such as a restaurant, is required to install a buffer yard between it and less intense land use, such as a residential property. Buffer yards are a required element of the City’s Landscape Code to protect the less intense land use from the more intense land use with a combination of landscaping, wall, or fence. However, buffering material can be costly and expensive to install and maintain, especially with the amount of water needed to sustain plant species can be a lot. If the buffer can be reduced or have no landscaping, what would you choose to be a good buffering element? (select all that apply) *
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5. “Street-trees,” the trees generally located on a parkway (or tree lawn) or between the sidewalk and road. They add character and esthetic appeal to a neighborhood street and reduce the summer heat in the area. Temperatures increase because of the amount of asphalt or concrete in the area due to little landscape. How many trees should be required in the parkway in front of a property, if space is available? *
6. If the city requires a tree, would you maintain the tree in the front of your home? *
7. Weeds or bare dirt are not allowed as an official ground cover or landscape material. Instead, there are acceptable ground covers that can be counted towards the required percent of live plantings. What would you consider to be an acceptable ground cover? (select all that apply) *
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8. Xeriscape is a combination of the word "landscape" and the Greek word "xeros," which means dry; it does not mean zero or no landscaping. If you had the choice to exchange your turf-grass for a xeric garden, where on your property would you install it? (select all that apply) *
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9. Have you considered replacing your sod with water-saving plants, such as xeric perennials or fescue grasses? *
10. Parking Lot landscaping is important to reduce heat and ensure that a parking lot is esthetically pleasing. Parking lots typically have islands that have shrubs and trees. What would you like to see on a landscape island? (select all that apply) *
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11. Have you received any overages of the water budget, shown on your bill? If yes, please use the blank space to explain the circumstance. *
12. How important is water conservation? *
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13. How important is it for you to have simplified and easy to understand landscape requirements? *
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14. How important is it for you to have plant alternatives such as having artificial turf or rock gardens? *
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15. How important is it for you to have some flexibility in the design of your landscaping? *
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16. How important is it for you to have flexibility in the amount of landscape material required on your property? *
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