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Cherry Creek Courtyard

Cherry Creek Courtyard

In a small Cherry Creek courtyard lies a patio facing south east.  Every morning the intense rays of the Colorado sun blast the homes’ brick exterior and custom mahogany doors.  As Coloradans we love the sun but the sun’s UV Rays can be very damaging. Therefore, the primary concern on this project was to protect…

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The Benefits of LED Lighting

The Benefits of LED Lighting

LED Lighting has been around since the 1960’s however, in recent years LED has begun to appear more in the residential market for space lighting. LED stands for light emitting diode which is a semiconductor device that converts electricity into light. Due to their mode of operation, LED lighting offers the following benefits: Energy Efficient….

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Lighting within the Landscape

Lighting within the Landscape

Outdoor living spaces are becoming more of an emerging trend in landscape design. These exterior living spaces range from warm and cozy to grand and opulent. But one thing is sure, they all can be enhanced by landscape lighting. It’s important that your Landscape Architect brings professional interior design principles to your home exterior that…

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Tips on Building Raised Beds

Tips on Building Raised Beds

Gardening in raised beds is one of the best ways to grow healthy plants. Raised beds allow for the opportunity to create custom soil, more control of drainage and a set aside planting area. When you are building a raised bed, here are a few things you need to consider: 1. The Materials. Practically anything…

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Employee Spotlight: Derrick Winckler

Employee Spotlight: Derrick Winckler

Derrick Winckler For the past 15 years, Derrick has been involved, working nearly every field position in the company. Graduating from UCD with a Bachelors Degree in Science majoring in Biology and obtained his Certified Landscape Technician on the first try (an active member of the CLT committee up until the birth of his 2nd…

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3 Backyard Design Trends

3 Backyard Design Trends

People sometimes fail to remember that they can update their backyard or patio with the latest trends and fashion in outdoor design. It’s time to get rid of that old fashioned look and step into 21st century outdoor design. Here are 3 of the latest trends in Backyard Design: 1. Bring the inside…out. Have you…

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Fertilization Done Right

Fertilization Done Right

A major factor in taking care of your landscaping is fertilization. You want to make sure you don’t over fertilize or under fertilize. A landscaping professional or possibly someone at your local garden center can  recommend a proper fertilizer for your yard. Fertilizing your yard twice a year, at least, is a good idea. The…

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5 Lawn Mowing Technique Tips

5 Lawn Mowing Technique Tips

Though lawn mowing is a task most of us leave as a chore for our teenagers, there are proper mowing techniques that can help you keep your lawn healthy and looking its best. 1. Make sure you are gentle with damaged grass. For a lawn that is recovering from insect damage, drought or disease – …

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Don’t Over Decorate your Lawn

Don’t Over Decorate your Lawn

Whether you have a small lawn or a large one, a landscaping mistake you want to avoid is excessive lawn ornamentation. Decorative items can enhance the look of your yard, however, if you overdo it, the decorative pieces will only serve as a distraction from the natural beauty of your landscaping. So to help you…

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Move the Kitchen Outside!

Move the Kitchen Outside!

Summer is here and outdoor kitchens are what everybody’s talking about! No one wants to be stuck in in a hot stuffy kitchen trying to hurriedly prepare 4th of July delicious eats while their guests are enjoying the party outside. Instead, why don’t you take the kitchen outside! An outdoor kitchen is a great way…

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