Add Holiday Cheer to Winter Container Gardens

Posted on December 13th, 2013 by

Your home isn’t the only place to add holiday cheer this year. There are plenty of ways for you to create a festive atmosphere by adding holiday colors to your Colorado container gardens. From dogwood branches, to vibrant mosses and ornamental twigs, your containers can add visual interest all winter long.

We’ve put together a list of ideas for some inspiration. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by all the things you have to do to get ready for the holidays, our Lifescape maintenance team can take care of your landscaping for you.

Transform an old container. We all have …
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Protect Your Winter Garden from Frost

Posted on December 10th, 2013 by

The first frost of the season can be devastating for a backyard gardener, as you bid favorite plants a final farewell. The following Denver landscape maintenance tips can protect your winter garden from the ravages of frost.

Go native. One of the most proactive things you can do to protect your landscape from a killer frost is to grow native plants that are uniquely adapted to our high-elevation climate. Some plants produce hormones that make them resistant to freezing and sub-freezing temperatures. Our landscape design team can help you select plants that have a higher resistance to cold weather snaps.


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Considerations for Hardscape Design Projects

Posted on December 7th, 2013 by

Designing your landscape may seem like a straightforward task — you choose pictures of what you want, sit down with your landscape designer and begin to create your outdoor masterpiece. But in between the bold strokes of your main ideas, there has to be a subtext of the lifestyle you live, your family’s needs, the climate/geography and so on. Without that, you’ll end up with a Denver landscape design that looks great, but doesn’t necessarily fit your family.

The following considerations can help you design a landscape that is beautiful to look at and works with both Mother Nature and the …
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The Importance of Snow Removal

Posted on December 4th, 2013 by

 

It’s all fun and games to sing, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…” until it does. Snow removal in Colorado is never top on a list of anyone’s favorite things to do, but being prepared is the key to keeping it manageable, as well as preserving your walkways and drive.

Peruse this checklist to make sure you’re prepared for snow removal this winter season.

Protect your landscape. Once the snow gets high enough, it can be difficult to tell where to stop shoveling. Before you know it, you will have hacked away at some of your prized …
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A Colorado Gardener’s December Checklist

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by

For many in Colorado, December’s cold weather offers a great excuse to huddle indoors next to a warm fireplace. However, for the Colorado gardener, December is also the time for specific garden and landscaping tasks. Here is the checklist for making the most of your landscape during this festive, yet chilly month.

Repair hardscape features

By December, many plants have died or have gone dormant. Furthermore, arbors and trellises that were once covered are now exposed. Therefore, this is a convenient time to repair broken slats and beams.

Also, check your walkways for broken pavers and other safety issues. Fallen leaves …
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