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Wise Ways to Water in October

Wise Ways to Water in October

Receiving adequate moisture in the fall will help plants and trees survive long, cold winters and flourish in the spring. October is one of the most important months to start taking special care of your landscape’s watering needs. Wise watering will keep your garden healthy while conserving a precious resource. Here are some tips for wise watering in October. Water…

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Wavyleaf Oak

Wavyleaf Oak

There are roughly 400 species of oak tree (Quercus), all of which are native to the Northern Hemisphere. Oak trees are revered for their lush foliage, their ability to adapt to severe soil and climate conditions and their stalwart personalities. It’s impossible to live with oaks and not fall in love with their beauty. While…

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Hardscaping Haven: Build a Garden You Can Live In

Hardscaping Haven: Build a Garden You Can Live In

Why design a garden to look at when you can build an outdoor space to live in? Thoughtfully designed Colorado hardscapes allow homeowners to relax outdoors year-round. By analyzing your landscape, evaluating the most common wind directions and watching where water drains on your property, we can identify which areas of your outdoor space will be optimal for year-round enjoyment. Afterwards, we can design…

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Prepare Your Colorado Garden for Winter

Prepare Your Colorado Garden for Winter

In the late fall — when temperatures drop and plants go into dormancy — is the perfect time to prepare your Colorado garden for the long winter ahead. All steps taken now will give your landscape a better chance of flourishing with fewer pests and disease next spring. Here are four important steps that should not be overlooked. Clean up…

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Top Benefits of Growing Shrubs in Your Garden

Top Benefits of Growing Shrubs in Your Garden

Shrubs are an instrumental part of every garden’s ecosystem. They provide shade, improve soil stability, enhance air quality and create habitats for all types of wildlife. Of course, shrubs and small trees are also beautiful to look at, especially when you choose varieties that add seasonal interest to your landscape. Top Benefits of Growing Shrubs in Your…

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Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs in Autumn

Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs in Autumn

Fall is a great time to plan next year’s spring garden. For stunning flowers and a gorgeous landscape, one important step you can take when cool weather hits is to plant hardy flowering bulbs. Here are a couple important tips for successful planting. Plant early in the fall to give bulbs a head start. Bulbs that have a…

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Fabulous Curb Appeal Tips for the Fall

Fabulous Curb Appeal Tips for the Fall

Fall is a wonderful season to improve your home’s curb appeal. With a mixture of perennial and annual landscaping additions and some Colorado hardscaping improvements, you can create a front yard view passersby won’t be able to take their eyes off of. Here are four fabulous ways you can enhance your curb appeal with fall interest. Embellish…

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Tips for Starting a Garden in the Fall

Tips for Starting a Garden in the Fall

The time for fall planting often comes sooner than you think, so it’s best to start preparing early. Starting a garden in the fall can bring new life to your landscape long after summer crops have withered. Here are some great tips for starting a bountiful fall garden. Choose the best spot. The sun is lower in the sky…

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The Importance of Autumn Composting

The Importance of Autumn Composting

Composting is an easy way to recycle organic waste, while producing a healthy, sustainable product for your garden. Autumn is the ideal time to focus on creating compost, as well as for adding compost and other amendments to improve soil composition and texture. Here are some of the top benefits of soil improvement and composting in the…

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Get the Most Out of Your Second Harvest

Get the Most Out of Your Second Harvest

While it may be hard to believe, you can harvest a variety of vegetables, including kale, arugula, carrots, rutabagas and broccoli well into November! If experienced Colorado gardener Ann Caffey can do it right here in her Rocky Mountain garden, so can you. With some prior planning and a little protection, hardy vegetables will continue to produce long into the autumn…

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