Colorado Landscape Design Blog

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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

Native and Non-Native Plantings

May 13th, 2016

The difference between a native plant and non-native plant is quite simple yet imperative to any given environment. Native Plants  Found in “communities of growth” meaning they have grown harmoniously with only specific plant species and create a habitat for wildlife. Have the … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Plants and Precautions – Tip of the Week

May 7th, 2016

Mother’s Day and the start of the new growing season almost coincide.  That makes this holiday one to honor mom with plants she loves.  From the smallest to largest growing space, there is always a plant for every mom. Small … Continue reading

Colorado Edibles & Medicinal

May 6th, 2016

Colorado has some of the best varieties of plant “super food” edibles and medicinal known to nature growing in our own back yard.  After extensive studies it has been proven that wild plants have a substantially higher range of nutritional … Continue reading

Getting to Know Designscapes

May 2nd, 2016

  Designscapes Colorado, Inc. was incorporated in 1992 and owned by Phil Steinhauer — and today is regionally recognized as a premiere design, construction, and maintenance firm serving both residential and commercial properties. Today, Designscapes Colorado is operating in a … Continue reading

Make Room for Our State Flower

April 29th, 2016

As the hiking season gets underway, we’ll stroll past Columbine growing entirely on their own in the high country without support from any humans. It’s a miracle of nature that a spec of a seed matures to this stately and … Continue reading

Resident Hawk – Welcoming Mr. & Mrs. Swany

April 28th, 2016

  Designscapes Colorado has the pleasure of having two Swainson Hawks take residency on our property after their record breaking yearly migration.   Every year these raptors migrate in large flocks, called kettles, which contain thousands of birds traveling approximately … Continue reading