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Tips for Brightening & Sprucing Up Garden Pathways

Tips for Brightening & Sprucing Up Garden Pathways

Once the last snow melts and sunny days outnumber the cloudy ones, garden pathways can look a bit bedraggled. Often, our clients’ pathways need more sprucing up than their plant and flower beds do. Photo: Lifescape Colorado. via Houzz Tips for Updating Garden Paths and Walkways Whether you are doing a little post-winter maintenance and repair or…

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Stylish Hardscapes for Gardens with Pets

Stylish Hardscapes for Gardens with Pets

Are you using this fall and winter season to plan beautiful landscape and hardscape designs for the warm season? Typically, we advise clients to take a moment to consider how the people in the household envision using the landscape and yard space before making any permanent plans. If you’re a pet owner, however, we recommend…

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Enhance Your Landscape with a Gorgeous Courtyard Design

Enhance Your Landscape with a Gorgeous Courtyard Design

A courtyard is a private oasis in the best sense. It is a place to sit in peace surrounded by nature or entertain guests, while having all of the conveniences of home just a few steps away. Here are some tips for creating beautiful courtyard designs. Create Comfortable Sitting Areas In small courtyards, creating sitting areas…

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October is a Time for Pruning

October is a Time for Pruning

Since severe winter storms are just around the corner, October is a great month to start pruning your Colorado garden. Here are a couple important tips that explain why pruning is important and how it can help your trees and shrubs make it through the winter unscathed. There are several reasons why fall is an excellent time for…

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Why Fall Leaves are Your Garden’s Best Friend

Why Fall Leaves are Your Garden’s Best Friend

Are fall leaves getting the best of you? Sounds like it’s time to put them to work in your favor. Dried, dead leaves are one of Mother Nature’s best fertilizers. Without them, our forest floors wouldn’t provide the same quality of rich, loamy soil needed to nurture buried seeds. In fact, without leaves, moisture would evaporate more quickly and…

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Popular Plants to Grow in October

Popular Plants to Grow in October

October brings chillier weather to Colorado, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy a colorful garden. Many plants offer beautiful fall interest and can thrive well in our climate all year long. Here are five to consider growing in your garden this October. Compact White Fir: The compact white fir’s (Abies concolor ‘Candicans’) silver needles can provide an interesting contrast to…

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Proper Shrub Maintenance for Colorado Gardens

Proper Shrub Maintenance for Colorado Gardens

Shrubs are not only sustainable options for a healthy garden, but they also add long-term beauty to Colorado landscapes. However, without proper maintenance, even the hardiest of shrubs may succumb to disease. To keep your shrubs healthy and beautiful for many years to come, consider the following garden maintenance tips below. Young or newly planted shrubs require regular…

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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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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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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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