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Plan Your Colorado Landscape for Shade & Sun

Plan Your Colorado Landscape for Shade & Sun

For many, the sun is an old friend and a dangerous foe all at the same time. We love to go on holiday to sunny islands and sip cocktails by the pool, but we also know just how important it is to protect yourself during the hottest hours of the day. And it’s not just you!…

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Benefits to Gardening & the Impact to Your Life & Family

Benefits to Gardening & the Impact to Your Life & Family

With so little time to spare in our everyday lives, we need a good reason to devote hours every week to something new. But, gardening is an ancient human tradition — one that can benefit your health, connect you with nature, and give your family an incentive to spend more quality time outside. Looking to…

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Benefits of Porous Permeable Pavers for Your Colorado Landscape

Benefits of Porous Permeable Pavers for Your Colorado Landscape

We love being able to drive around in our cars, but the resulting asphalt covering our country from coast to coast isn’t necessarily doing us any favors. Luckily, the past 30 years have seen huge developments in storm-water management, and today, you can choose from several different environmentally-friendly permeable pavers. Below, we’ll highlight several of…

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Don’t Hide Your Driveway, But Make it Stand Out

Don’t Hide Your Driveway, But Make it Stand Out

Exactly what you see when you look at a stunning driveway relies on a balanced configuration of hardscapes and softscapes. It’s simple, really — hardscapes consist of walls and fences, while softscapes revolve around shrubs, ground covers, ornamental trees, and flower beds. Together, these elements work to create an unforgettable first impression for visitors. But…

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Create Visual Appeal & Control Water Runoff with Dry Riverbeds

Create Visual Appeal & Control Water Runoff with Dry Riverbeds

Taking a second look at something that appears ordinary at first glance can lead to exciting new discoveries. Now that it’s getting warmer, properly managing the water from summer showers is more important than ever. While many landscape architects do plan and build drainage ditches as dry creek beds, they often fall quite short as…

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Healthy Landscapes Begin with Healthy Soils

Healthy Landscapes Begin with Healthy Soils

Happy plants and trees grow from healthy soil, and even the smallest of changes in soil composition can impact plant growth. Both organic and non-organic soils have benefits that make each suitable for a variety of environments. Even still, many soils require further soil amendments such as mulch, compost, and manure to develop a rich environment…

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From Conceptual Design to Budget, Working with a Professional Landscape Architect Reduces Errors

From Conceptual Design to Budget, Working with a Professional Landscape Architect Reduces Errors

From Pinterest boards to wikiHow, it’s no secret the internet world loves DIY projects. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should jump to do just any project by yourself. Landscape and interior design are very different, namely because landscape design presents challenges and detours that simply don’t exist in controlled environments, like your home. Landscape design…

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The Quaking Aspen: Is It Right For Your Landscape?

The Quaking Aspen: Is It Right For Your Landscape?

The quaking aspen has bewildered landowners, horticulturists, and landscape architects for centuries. Quaking aspens are stunning trees often mistaken for birch trees due to their cream to white-colored trunks. But, they couldn’t be more different. In fact, it’s almost inappropriate to refer to them as trees at all. They are actually large, 1 to 20 acre…

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