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3 Ways Stone Walls Can Benefit & Beautify Colorado Landscapes

Stone walls have been used to create borders and protect them from hillside erosion for hundreds of years. But today, in addition to being functional, stone walls can add incredible interest and beauty to landscapes. Local or imported stones can add natural color that contrasts flora and fauna and can even be used to incorporate…

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Why Yuccas are Our Best Friend

Why Yuccas are Our Best Friend

Known as “some of the toughest plants in the kingdom,” yucca plants can bring a lot to landscapes while only asking for a little in return. Incredibly drought-tolerant and low-maintenance, yuccas have fleshy roots like succulents that allow this family of plants to store water in order to survive even in the driest of spells. But there…

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Landscape Design Tips for Pets & Plants

Landscape Design Tips for Pets & Plants

If a previous experience or preconceived notion has you assuming gardening and pet-owning are incompatible, let us try to change your mind! After all, no one should have to choose between their furry friends and fresh flowers, foliage or even fresh fruits and veggies! Tough Love: No we are not talking about disciplining, we are…

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Flowers to Make Landscapes Buzz with Birds & Butterflies

Landscapes humming with life have a special way of energizing our spirits. They remind us of the awe-inspiring circle of life and the infinite beauty of nature. But you don’t have to go to the Denver Botanic Gardens to experience this. You can enjoy an uplifting landscape every time you step outside your home by incorporating flowers…

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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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