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Panchito Manzanita

Panchito Manzanita

Panchito Manzanita (Arctostaphylos coloradoensis) is a Colorado gardener’s dream plant. It’s evergreen, low-growing, and thrives in our dry climate. And an added bonus is that it’s a Colorado native plant, originating in the Uncompahgre Plateau near Grand Junction. Panchito Manzanita is a natural hybrid of two other native plant species, Kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva ursi) and Greenleaf…

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Project Spotlight: Colorado Golf Club

Project Spotlight: Colorado Golf Club

Located just south of Denver in Parker, Colo., the Colorado Golf Club stretches over 7,604 pristine yards and plays to par-72. When Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw first set out to design it, they envisioned a course that would glorify the natural landscape, while providing a haven for golfers of all levels. Their success is irrefutable. The Championship Course offers nice challenges…

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The Western Sandcherry

The Western Sandcherry

One of the most important factors to consider when planting a garden is assessing what your landscape will look like during the winter months. The Western Sandcherry, a creeping, low-growing plant native to the Rocky Mountains, is active in both the spring and summer. In addition to this, the leafy plant is also extremely diverse…

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Designing Your Landscape Layout

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…

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Colorado Golfing – A Personal Putting Green

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…

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Kid-centric Colorado Landscapes

Encourage kids to spend less time in front of a screen and more time in the great outdoors with a kid-friendly landscape. And with the help of a professional, you can achieve a fun landscape that is also sophisticated in style. A thoughtful design can creatively integrate style with functionality that’s fun! Here are some fantastic…

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Green In Between – Permeable Hardscapes

When you live in Colorado, outdoor living space is not an extra amenity – it’s a necessity. But beauty and sustainability are valued just as high here, and it’s these factors that make permeable hardscapes such a wonderful option for Colorado landscapes. Gravel or broken-up pavers can create permeable surfaces that can still be outfitted…

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The Balancing Act of Landscape Architecture

The Balancing Act of Landscape Architecture

We were recently inspired by an interesting observation that landscape architect and writer Billy Goodnick made about the way many people approach landscape design: “Humans have a strong attraction to color (we don’t have 6 million cones in each eye for nothing), so it might seem logical to focus your design energy on conjuring up beautiful…

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How Well Do You Know Your Soil?

How Well Do You Know Your Soil?

Have you ever proudly planted a garden that you lovingly watered, weeded and sunned, only to have the once-promising harvest not grow beyond the sprouted stage? What could have gone wrong? Perhaps it was the soil. Poor soil conditions can influence the success of your garden, which would have benefited from a test to make…

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What Makes a Modern Style Landscape?

Like architecture and interior design, landscape architecture is an art. It requires special knowledge and understanding of how shapes, lines, colors and materials can be carefully and creatively combined to achieve an aesthetic that is beautiful and engaging. Everything from the borders of flower beds to the types of grasses and materials used for retaining…

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