Colorado Landscape Design Blog

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Green Roofs – Trending in the New Millennium

June 24th, 2016

              Green Roofs also known as “euro roofs” have been seen gracing industrial buildings dating back as far as 1935.  It has been more recently that they have been appearing on garages, bicycle shelters, … Continue reading

Tip of the Week! Cooling Down a Heat Wave

June 21st, 2016

When temps hit the ’90s, lawns start to stress. That is because most of our Colorado lawns are bluegrass, a cool season grass which doesn’t much care for heat waves. When we see lawns looking stressed – or even brown … Continue reading

Tip of The Week! Mulch is Good for Your Landscape

June 15th, 2016

As the Front Range heads into the first heat wave of the season, we know our plants will be thirstier and of course, we’ll be watering them more. When we crank up the water, we should also be thinking of … Continue reading

Is Your Landscaping Tax Deductible?

June 10th, 2016

                              Tax time is generally everyone’s favorite time of the year!  Running down the checklist; acquiring W-2s, various 1099 forms, income from state and local income … Continue reading

June – Great Outdoors Month 2016

June 1st, 2016

The State and National Park of our country represent our natural heritage. Great Outdoors Month takes place from May to July and is an event filled with fun and exciting outdoor activities for the entire family. Last year more than … Continue reading

Tip of the Week! Coming Soon Rain Barrels in Your Garden

May 31st, 2016

Rain barrels will soon be legal in Colorado thanks to a bill Governor Hickenlooper signed earlier this month. Following are the 5 W’s about rain barrels and a little more: What is a rain barrel? The law defines “rain barrel” … Continue reading

Andrew Skurman – Contemporary Classical Lecture

May 27th, 2016

  Award winning Architect Andrew Skurman provided an illustrated lecture on his firm’s first monograph publication, Contemporary Classical, held at the Cherry Creek Country Club on May 19, 2016, sponsored by The Institute of Classical Architecture & Arts (ICAA).  He … Continue reading

Tip of the Week! Sometimes it’s OK to Break the Rules

May 26th, 2016

We’ve pined away all winter long to see green grass and smell the petunias – and our moment is finally here. We passed the date of last frost a few days ago and now we can get outside and plant … Continue reading

Let’s Explore Nature

May 20th, 2016

Nature is earth’s natural present to humanity.  Our environmental gift sustains animal and plant life depend on all overall conditions of planet Earth.  Consequently, human intervention has had both a positive and negative impact on our surroundings by either causing … Continue reading

Tip of the Week! Be Inspired by Small Spaces

May 17th, 2016

Rock and miniature gardening has become extremely popular and there are new, fresh ideas worth trying – even if your growing area is a small one. For our high altitude Colorado gardens, a modern-style garden arising from angular, vertical lines comes … Continue reading