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Creating Definition Within Your Landscape With Planted Borders

Whether it’s a small courtyard or an outdoor living room, any landscape can benefit from a little extra definition. Creating a border not only draws attention to the space, but also adds extra emphasis, texture, and in some cases, creates a cozier, more intimate space for relaxing and entertaining. While lots of homeowners opt for…

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Playing with Height to Enhance Landscapes

Playing with Height to Enhance Landscapes

When surrounded by mountains or the Denver city skyline, it’s easy for residential landscapes to get lost in the mix. There are, however, ways to make sure the individual elements in your Colorado landscape are getting the attention they deserve. One of the most common ways is to play with height. In the same way…

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Water Smart Landscaping Strategies

Water Smart Landscaping Strategies

Due to the worsening drought conditions in the Denver area, water conservation has been the hot topic. But in addition to being water conscious, there are other ways to create a more drought-tolerant landscape. Landscapes can actually be strategically designed to withstand extra-dry conditions. The benefits of strategically designed landscapes go far beyond saving water, too….

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Conserve While Watering Your Landscape With a Smart Controller

How is your lawn looking lately? Does it look lush and healthy, or does it seem to be a little more parched than normal? As we previously discussed, the drier than average winter has contributed to the Denver area being classified as “abnormally dry” for this point of the year. With the lack of snowfall…

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Water Conservation Tips as the Colorado Drought Continues

Water Conservation Tips as the Colorado Drought Continues

The winter brought very little snowfall to the Denver area, and if the predictions of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for spring turn out to be true, the drought situation is likely to worsen over the next few months, National Geographic reports. The Denver region is currently listed as being in an “abnormally dry” state….

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Garden Trends to Consider for 2013

Garden Trends to Consider for 2013

While Lady Spring hasn’t officially sprung, she’s certainly preparing to make her grand entrance. Are you ready to make your spring and summer landscaping plans? As landscape designers, it’s our job to inform our clients of the newest gardening trends, so here are some ideas you may want to consider as you spend these last…

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Spring is Almost Here… Is Your Irrigation System Ready?

Spring is Almost Here… Is Your Irrigation System Ready?

Your irrigation system may be the last thing on your mind throughout the winter. However, late winter is the time to make sure your irrigation system is ready to go for the upcoming growing season and especially since conditions have been drier and drought is still of concern. The last thing you (and your landscape)…

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Consider Adding Firewise Plants in Your Landscape

Consider Adding Firewise Plants in Your Landscape

It’s been a rather dry winter and with warmer weather on the horizon, it’s a good time to consider adding some firewise plants to your landscape. These plants are a valuable addition primarily because they can help protect your home and property during fire season. In most cases, firewise plants are ones that retain a…

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Protecting Your Landscape from Winter Pests

Protecting Your Landscape from Winter Pests

A large part of Denver landscape maintenance involves keeping pests at bay. During the cold winter months, rabbits are more adventurous in their foraging. In addition to lacking normal food sources, when there is snow on the ground, it provides the perfect step ladder for fodder that is normally out of reach, putting some of…

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Sustainable Practices for Colorado Lawn Care

Sustainable Practices for Colorado Lawn Care

Rules for maintaining a healthy lawn circa 1970: Water lawns copiously. Feel free to let the water run into the sidewalk and gutters, providing a drinking hole for neighborhood pets. Keep weeds at bay using toxic chemicals which pollute aforementioned water run off. Use loud gasoline-powered mower in the wee hours of the morning to…

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