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7 Lawn Care Myths Dispelled

April 11th, 2014

Did you know that April is National Lawn Care Month? And that makes mid-April a good time to dispel some common myths about lawn care so you can get your lawn off to the best possible start this season. Myth … Continue reading

Tips and Checklist for Tree Planting and Care

April 10th, 2014

Pick the right tree for your area. There are many regional differences and specific microclimates within your property – that’s where our expert designers and tree care professionals can help. Plant strategically. Properly chosen species and sited trees can help … Continue reading

Will You Be Working in Your Garden This Weekend?

April 4th, 2014

Gardening between storms Yesterday’s snow along the Front Range reminds us that there are a few more flakes and frosts ahead of us before growing season is officially here.   May 15th – when it is usually a safe time … Continue reading

Create and Protect Spring Color

March 29th, 2014

Throughout much of Colorado April is the shoulder season for spring color. At lower elevations and in protected areas, the early bulbs of spring are popping up to paint the first strokes of color across the landscape.  Some places are … Continue reading

Doyle Herman Lecture & Book Signing – ICAA

March 15th, 2014

    Designscapes Colorado is proud to announce our Platinum Sponsorship of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of ICAA event, last Thursday, March 13, 2014. As written by the ICAA:  “…landscape architects James Doyle and Kathryn Herman give an illustrated talk about … Continue reading

Can You Plant Perennials in March?

March 15th, 2014

This week one of our readers wrote and said she’d been to a large warehouse store, saw the big display of packaged bare-root perennials and couldn’t resist the temptation to buy some Echinacea, liatris and a few other plants.  The … Continue reading

ICAA RM – Doyle Herman Design Associates Lecture

March 12th, 2014

Designscapes Colorado is very proud to announce our Platinum Sponsorship of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of ICAA event on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Doyle Herman Design Associates Lecture & Book Signing 6:00 pm Hors D’oeuvres & 6:30 Lecture and Book … Continue reading

Coping Skills for Spring Snows

March 9th, 2014

Springtime in the Rockies is usually a roller-coaster ride of nice days with warmer temps and colder days that bring heavy snows. And March, as we all know, tends to be the snowiest month. For many plants, this transition time … Continue reading

Are You Ready to Plant?

March 9th, 2014

At last, spring really is just around the corner and it’s about time to plant the first seeds of this year’s garden. Depending on the altitude and whether you have a warm southern exposure, you could get outside and plant … Continue reading

What’s The Vibe in Your Yard?

March 9th, 2014

Our yards say something to us when we turn into the driveway at night – and they also say something about us to others who drive or walk past.  They welcome us home with a warm hug – and also … Continue reading