Painted Prairie was developed not to recreate the natural environment, but to accentuate it. Native, drought tolerant grasses lend their color to the landscape, requiring minimal irrigation, fertilizers, and maintenance to thrive. Similarly, residents are encouraged to embrace xeriscaping, a style of landscaping that requires little or no irrigation. The native wildflowers and plant species throughout the community attract and give shelter to flora and fauna that thrive on the plains, giving residents myriad opportunities to discover their beauty. And soon, in partnership with the City of Aurora, the curbside landscape areas that line our streets will be cared for by the Metropolitan District, whose special attention and expertise will help to further increase our efficiency and sustainability.