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Adaptable Fruits & Vegetables for Your Landscape

Adaptable Fruits & Vegetables for Your Landscape

Growing edible fruits and vegetables in your garden is one of the most rewarding aspects of planting on your landscape. Today’s gardens don’t solely focus on aesthetics — they can be both beautiful and productive. A modern blended garden has fruits, vegetables, and herbs mixed in with ornamental species. Below, we’ll share some tips to…

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Solid Rock Wall Designs for Colorado Landscapes

Solid Rock Wall Designs for Colorado Landscapes

Just like indoor spaces, outdoor spaces also need walls. Whether those walls are made with wood, rock, or even just shrubs or trees, walls help add privacy, style, and structure to landscapes. Solid rock walls are particularly popular for Colorado landscapes. Here are some ideas for creating a stylish landscape using rock walls: A rock…

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Lavender: Colorful, Fragrant, & Great for Xeriscapes

Lavender: Colorful, Fragrant, & Great for Xeriscapes

You can make a lovely wreath from its fresh flowers, construct a perfumed satchel for a linen drawer with its dried buds, or devise a beautiful food garnish with its purplish hue — It’s lavender! Beloved by countless homeowners for centuries, lavender is an undisputed favorite to cultivate in a home garden. Known by some as the…

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Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2015

Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2015

With summer around the corner, it’s even more important to keep your outdoor living area from falling to the wayside. Check out these outdoor living trends for 2015 to stay in the game this season: Natural Landscapes. Thankfully an ongoing trend, natural landscaping techniques like xeriscaping are becoming increasingly popular. Xeriscaping is a low-irrigation gardening technique,…

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Beautiful, Creative Grass-Free Landscapes

Beautiful, Creative Grass-Free Landscapes

With today’s busy lifestyles, who has the time to do hours of landscape maintenance? And with Colorado drought restrictions, as well as concerns about the environmental impact of traditional landscaping, many homeowners are looking for grass-free landscape ideas. Grass-free landscapes decrease maintenance while still making your yard look beautiful. Plus, they can be better for…

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Solve Water Runoff Issues with a Dry Creek Bed

Solve Water Runoff Issues with a Dry Creek Bed

Water runoff can be a problem in your landscape, but you don’t have to settle for a boring solution. You can create a realistic-looking dry creek bed with large rocks, stones, plants and more that will artistically funnel water runoff, making it look like a river. When beginning to design your dry creek bed, look…

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Practical Water Saving Ideas with a Water Wise Fountain

Practical Water Saving Ideas with a Water Wise Fountain

Even with water restrictions and water conservation efforts, it is still possible to enjoy a beautiful water fountain in your yard. Here are some practical water saving ideas for a water wise fountain: Install your water fountain, especially those with long, shallow pools, in a shady area to minimize evaporation, as warm water evaporates quicker…

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Plant Highlight: The Poppy Mallow Flatters Xeriscaped Lawns

Plant Highlight: The Poppy Mallow Flatters Xeriscaped Lawns

Xeriscaped or grass-free landscapes present some unique challenges when it comes to adding plants and features. You have to consider watering as well as design requirements. The poppy mallow flower, or winecup, is perfect for Xeriscaped lawns, as it provides color and texture while also being drought-tolerant. It is a purple flower with a white…

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Consider Elegantly Placed Vertical Gardens for Spring

Consider Elegantly Placed Vertical Gardens for Spring

Smaller yards are coming back in vogue due to people living in denser neighborhoods and desiring to minimize landscape maintenance. Let’s say you want to exercise your green thumb this spring, but you don’t have a lot of space. Consider vertical gardens to take advantage of unused space and give your landscape an elegant look. A…

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Maintain Landscapes Naturally & Efficiently with Greenscaping

Maintain Landscapes Naturally & Efficiently with Greenscaping

If you want your lawn to reflect your clean lifestyle, greenscaping is the way to go. Knowing where to start, however, is another matter entirely. Each year, American homeowners spend countless hours every year mowing, raking, clipping, and landscaping. Just by trying to keep our landscapes and property values up to par, we create an…

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