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Landscaping for Curb Appeal

Landscaping for Curb Appeal

Look out your window. How inspiring would you say your front yard is? If there’s any hesitation, it may be time to consider how to revamp your landscape design to optimize the views from both the inside and outside of your home. Indeed, curb appeal can go both ways. One consideration that often gets overlooked…

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Start a Cool Season Vegetable Garden

Start a Cool Season Vegetable Garden

Summer is over, which means the end of the gardening season for those of us here in Colorado. However, gardening season doesn’t have to be over at all. In fact, with a cool season Colorado vegetable garden, you and your family can enjoy fresh, tasty vegetables all winter long. All it takes is a little know-how…

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Why Grow Native Shrubs?

Why Grow Native Shrubs?

Growing native plants in your Colorado garden not only adds color to your landscape design, but also benefits and contributes to the biodiversity of our beautiful state. While landscaping with a native shrub seems like a small way to aid the environment, other projects that do not include these wonderful plants can harm biodiversity. Shrubs…

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Fall for Your Colorado Landscape

Temperatures may be starting to drop in Colorado and leaves may be turning, but this does not mean the gardening and growing season is over. For many plants, fall is the ideal time for planting. Why is fall a great time to plant? By planting particular perennials and native shrubs now, you are giving them a…

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Rocky Mountain Maple

Fall is now upon us, but it is not too late to add some native Colorado plants to your landscape. When you want an attractive deciduous tree or shrub, the beautiful Rocky Mountain maple is a Colorado favorite. This maple may be small but the impact it has in landscape designs is large! The Rocky Mountain maple…

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Container Plants with Tons of Texture

Just as a landscape needs a variety of textures, so too does the miniature landscape of a container plant. Novice gardeners sometimes try to avoid a boring container design by using a multitude of colors, but this approach can easily backfire. Without accompanying contrasts in texture, a container can appear as if plants were randomly thrown…

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Landscaping Planning Tips for 2014 Gardens

Summer’s end is a perfect time to assess your landscape and plan improvements for the coming year. To make your 2014 landscape even more beautiful than the year before while also more efficient and easier to maintain requires thorough planning. Here are some suggestions to help you get organized. Walk around your landscape while jotting…

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Landscaping Design Ideas: Dressing Up Driveways

Since the driveway is one of the first features experienced when entering the property, why not make it an enjoyable experience? A beautiful driveway design can set the tone for the rest of the home and property, making a a wonderful first impression. Here are some design tips for transforming a driveway into a beautiful and…

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Grow a Colorado Cocktail Garden

Cocktail gardens are a fun and edible gardening trend anyone can add to their landscape. Imagine walking just a few steps from your entertainment area to pick fresh garnishes for drinks. Here are some ideas for colorful and flavorful garnishes and ingredients you can grow in your own Colorado cocktail garden. The Herbs Cilantro – Just as…

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Designing a Beautiful & Functional Garden Shed

The garden shed is being redefined thanks to the ever-growing demand for functional and beautiful outdoor living spaces. While these small structures are still commonly used as a gardener’s work garage for storing tools and equipment, they can also be redesigned or built to do much more. Check out these interesting garden shed design ideas….

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