Forestry / Horticulture

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The City of Loveland Parks & Recreation Department maintains trees, grass, and other plants or flowers within the City parks, and in some of the greenbelts along City streets.  Other greenbelts are maintained by the Water & Power/Streets Departments. To determine which greenbelts a specific department maintains, please contact those departments directly.

Know Your Climate!
Colorado Climate Center

What Is That Plant?
RMPDC Plant Guide

Planting and Watering-

Water Conservation and Drought Condition Information:

We suggest that you consult the City ordinances for watering restrictions that may be in place, or contact the Water & Power Department for further information. In addition, you can view the CSU Cooperative Extension-Water Publication web page for information about seasonal and extreme condition watering. 

The City of Loveland Water & Power Department has addressed water conservation and watering your lawn and garden on their web pages. They have also provided the following links for further information on water conservation and drought:


Planting Information:

The City of Loveland has an extensive Spring planting schedule, and many new flowers, trees, and shrubs are added to the landscapes in and around public places.  We suggest that people do not use too many plants that require a large amount of water when planning their landscaping or planting their gardens. A good guideline of plants that are drought tolerant or require less water are those that can be found in the City's Xeriscape Garden.

You can also view the CSU Cooperative Extension publications web page for information about seasonal planting/yard and garden and insect information.


Specific to Trees-
Trees require maintenance year-round, especially in Colorado's climates, and in abnormally dry conditions or droughts. With this in mind, we would like to give you some basic guidelines for tree watering and care.

Please visit the following link to the CSU Cooperative Extension Services for informative publications on tree plantings:   CSU Cooperative Extension-Publications

You may also like this information provided by our friends at

Specific to Flowers & Plants 
Our City's parks have great displays of different types of flowers and plants usually located in or near the areas where the sign pad depicts the park's name, or in sculpture and display areas. Please visit the parks and take a look at the great flower beds and plantings!
The flowers and plants in City parks are planted and maintained by park workers, and are also planted each year with help from our community! If you would like to volunteer services for planting flowers and plants in the parks and public areas, please contact us through the City Volunteer Coordinator:  970-962-2675

For more specific plant care information, we suggest looking at the following web pages: 

24 Hour answers for Colorado gardener: 1-888-666-3063

Online at: Plant Talk Colorado

The City of Loveland Water & Power Department has also provided these informational links about this topic: 
Plant Select


Spraying in Loveland's Parks

The City of Loveland does spray for mosquitos in the parks. We are aware of the fact that some people are particularly sensitive to anything sprayed and may need to be aware of those spray times/dates.  Therefore, we do utilize the Colorado Department of Agriculture Pesticide Sensitive Facts & Registry web page.  Please visit this web page to learn more about how this works, and to access the "Pesticide Sensitive Registry Application"

The City of Loveland Parks and Recreation Department feels that it is a courtesy to provide this information; however, we do not endorse any specific organization or website listed here. They are merely suggestions to assist with your yard & garden questions.

Let's Keep Loveland Beautiful!


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