Colorado Landscape Design Blog

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Tip of the Week! Perennials That Are More Than Pretty

July 29th, 2016

In the heat of the summer, we’re very aware that some plants take the heat better than others – and that some need more water than others to stay perky. Mother Nature reminds us through soaring temps that we need … Continue reading

Urban Landscape Technology – A Glimpse into Tomorrow

July 21st, 2016

Technologist and urban planners have been diligently working on transforming landscape technology for the past several decades.  These metamorphosis will forever change the way we undertake urban living. Smart Cities The concept for smart cites is simply phenomenal.  The objective … Continue reading

Tip of the Week! 3 Smart Ways to Cut Summer Water Bills

July 19th, 2016

If you have a typical Colorado household, you expect your water bill to go up in the summer. With much of Colorado still hovering in the 90s, the heat wave drives up water used for showers, washing clothes and keeping … Continue reading

Japanese Beetles – The New Plant Invader

July 12th, 2016

Close encounter of the most destructive kinds.  The Japanese Beetle was first found in the United Stated in 1916 near Riverton, New Jersey.  They are known to be one of the most highly destructive mutilator of turf grass and landscape … Continue reading

Tip of the Week! How to Get Your Lawn Through The Heat Wave

July 8th, 2016

We’re in the middle of another long stint of 90+ degree days and many lawns are definitely showing signs of stress. But before you pour on more water, make sure you are not already over-watering your lawn. As many landscape … Continue reading

Tip of the Week! Beware: Insects are Invading

July 1st, 2016

                Our run of sunny days hitting 90 degrees and higher plus rainy evenings has created an explosion of insects in our gardens and landscapes. Many gardeners along the Front Range and higher … Continue reading

Tip of the Week! Give Thirsty Pollinators a Drink Without Drowning Them

June 30th, 2016

One of the problems that traditional bird baths and outdoor water features have is that bees and other small pollinators try to perch on the sides, and lose their balance. Often their perch is slimy and they slip. Too often … Continue reading

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