Colorado Landscape Design Blog

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Frost on The Pumpkin – End of A Season

October 24th, 2016

Freezing temps along the Front Range this week mark the end of Colorado’s growing season. Time has come to wrap things up and tuck the yard in for its long winter’s nap. Here are some tips for harvesting veggies post-freeze … Continue reading

Rural Landscape Planning – Taking a Proactive Approach

October 18th, 2016

According to current statistics, Colorado’s population is expected to grow in excess of over 3 million by year 2050.  The US Department of Agriculture reports that rural areas contain 21% of the population and comprise 97% of its land area. … Continue reading

Tip of The Week! What Your Yard Needs This Fall

October 14th, 2016

The growing season is definitely winding down. Still, the glorious weekend ahead will be an ideal time to take an inventory of what still needs to be done in the yard before cold weather sets in. Here are four sustainable … Continue reading

Tip of The Week! Keep Your Flowers A Few Days Longer

October 12th, 2016

It’s Getting Frosty Outside! Fall is in the air and frost may soon be on the pumpkin. We’re into those glorious crisp and clear days of fall when there could be frost overnight and still many warm days of Indian … Continue reading

Tip of the Week! Out With Petunias And In With Pansies!

October 10th, 2016

As our summer days turn into fall days, we need to think about plants that embrace the new season with showy color. Here are some planting ideas and trends that help set the mood for autumn. The mums and other … Continue reading

2016 Top Ten Design Trends for Residential Landscape

October 7th, 2016

ASLA conducted the 2016 survey for the Top Ten Design Trends for Residential Landscape fielding from February 4 through February 18, 2016 with 803 participants.  ASLA, (American Society of Landscape Architects) is a nationwide professional association representing landscape architects with … Continue reading

Tip of The Week! Time Saving Tips to Plant Spring Flowering Bulbs

October 3rd, 2016

We’re seeing pansies and mums – but we should be thinking tulips and daffodils! If you want to enjoy these first signs of spring next season, the time is now to plant spring-flowering bulbs. Here is a checklist to speed … Continue reading

Cherry Hills Land Preservation Barn Party & Farmers Market Tours

September 29th, 2016

Designscapes Colorado President, Philip Steinhauer and Residential Landscape Designer Brian Breed were proud participants at this year’s 6th Annual Cherry Hills Land Preserve Barn Party and Farmers Market Tour held September 17-18, 2016 at 1305 East Quincy Avenue in Cherry … Continue reading

World’s Longest Table Charity Event – Evergreen Colorado

September 29th, 2016

Designscape Colorado Employees had the pleasure of attending the 2016 World’s Longest Picnic Table Community picnic, charity event and an attempt to break the Guinness World Record. The current Guinness record for the World’s Largest Picnic Table is 211.82m (694 … Continue reading

Tip of The Week! Flowering Plants & Herbs for The Indoors

September 28th, 2016

The health effects of keeping plants indoors is well proven. They clear away pollutants such as household VOC’s, provide oxygen and with their beauty add to our sense of peace and tranquility. And now that the growing season is waning, … Continue reading