Rocky Mountain Maple

Posted on September 26th, 2013 by
denver landscapers

Fall is now upon us, but it is not too late to add some native Colorado plants to your landscape. When you want an attractive deciduous tree or shrub, the beautiful Rocky Mountain maple is a Colorado favorite. This maple may be small but the impact it has in landscape designs is large!

The Rocky Mountain maple is significantly more compact than its cousins in other states. At its tallest, it reaches only 30 feet and is usually considered a shrub, rather than a tree. However, what it lacks in height it makes up for in beauty. This is most apparent in …
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Container Plants with Tons of Texture

Posted on September 24th, 2013 by
landscaper denver

Just as a landscape needs a variety of textures, so too does the miniature landscape of a container plant.

Novice gardeners sometimes try to avoid a boring container design by using a multitude of colors, but this approach can easily backfire. Without accompanying contrasts in texture, a container can appear as if plants were randomly thrown together.

Contrasting textures becomes even more important when you are using similar flowers or foliage colors. Without texture differences, the plants visually meld together in an uninteresting clump.

This does not mean that you cannot combine different flowers. Texture is not confined to foliage. Size, shape …
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Navigating Saturated Soils

Posted on September 23rd, 2013 by
landscaping colorado

From droughts to floods to blizzards, our beautiful state must navigate extreme weather conditions. Among the other things this entails, it means gardeners and landscapers have their work cut out for them. After flooding, soil will be saturated and specific measures should be taken in order to keep plants healthy.

Drying Out

It may sound obvious, but hold off on all irrigation until soil is no longer saturated. Some of your plants may appear drooping as if thirsty or show other signs similar to drought-stress. These symptoms, however, are a result of plants being waterlogged after heavy moisture.

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Designing Your Landscape Layout

Posted on September 21st, 2013 by
colorado landscape architect

As with any major home or commercial project, a beautiful landscape starts with a good design and layout. This multi-step process requires both attention to detail and the ability to conceptualize and visualize. Here are some important steps to keep in mind throughout the process.

The Practical Aspects

First, potential landscape problems and challenges should be factored in so that these can be fixed during the construction process. Issues Colorado residents may need to address, for example, may include erosion on slopes and drought conditions and water restrictions. This could require adding berms or other features to hillsides and removing thirsty lawns …
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Colorado Golfing – A Personal Putting Green

Posted on September 19th, 2013 by
putting green construction colorado

Do you love golf? Would you like to enjoy getting a few strokes in without leaving your home? You can do just that by incorporating your very own putting green right into your Colorado landscape. Not only does it create a beautiful scene, but it adds unique functionality to allow you to use your landscape even more. Not to mention, it will always be a big hit with friends when entertaining outdoors!

Design Versatility

Your personal putting green can be as large as your landscape and wishes allow. You may choose to have a simple, flat playing space with just …
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