Adding Color to Artful Gardens

Posted on October 26th, 2013 by

Anyone interested in Denver landscape design considers a barren yard the same way an artist views a blank canvas. Landscape designers use artistic principles when planning their visions — balance, texture, depth and color work to create a unique space so that something beautiful appears in every corner.

The following are tips you can use to add color to your artful garden.

Seasonal interest. If you aren’t careful, you can end up with a garden bursting with color through spring and summer, but then goes flat through the fall and winter months. Experienced gardeners choose plants carefully, ensuring visual interest …
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Landscaping for Curb Appeal

Posted on October 23rd, 2013 by

Look out your window. How inspiring would you say your front yard is? If there’s any hesitation, it may be time to consider how to revamp your landscape design to optimize the views from both the inside and outside of your home. Indeed, curb appeal can go both ways.

One consideration that often gets overlooked when designing a front yard is it’s exact relationship with the size, shape, style and even colors of the home and its exterior. As Leslie Land of the New York Times told BHG, “You need to design for curb appeal based on the size and …
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A Guide to Annuals and Perennials

Posted on October 20th, 2013 by

Successful garden planning requires careful planning and dedication. You need to know which plants grow best in your climate, when they bloom and the difference between those that only live a single season (annuals), versus those that continue to grow and bloom year after year (perennials).

As you while away the winter months, this guide to annuals and perennials can help you make your landscaping plans for next spring. Some of our recommendations include Colorado native plants, others are examples of plants that do well in our unique climate.


Annuals need to be replanted each spring. While this makes …
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Autumn Transition – What to Do for Your Colorado Landscape

Posted on October 17th, 2013 by

Every year, it still amazes us. After a sparkling winter, a gorgeous spring and a bountiful summer, it’s hard to think life can get any better in Colorado… until fall arrives. The season of warm colors and cool temperatures is upon us, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to tuck your landscape in for hibernation. When it comes to gardening, planning ahead is crucial to achieving a beautiful landscape you can enjoy year-round.

First and foremost, conduct a little end-of-summer survey. How is your soil? Which plants did best? Did your irrigation function effectively and efficiently? What would you like …
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Tips for Maintaining a Landscape

Posted on October 15th, 2013 by

Once your trees, shrubs and flowering plants are in place, a healthy landscape requires a certain level of attention to truly flourish. By making Denver landscape maintenance a part of your weekly, monthly and seasonal routine, your yard will look amazing all year long. Plus, you’ll be spared the heartache of sick and dying plants, or a yard that is so overgrown it requires entire weekends of labor to get it back into shape.

Here are some helpful tips on how to maintain your landscape year-round.

Nutritious soil. Make sure you start out with healthy soil. Nutrient-rich and aerated soil is …
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