Category Archives: Playgrounds

Tip of the Week: Fight Crime with Daisies

Whether we recognize it or not, simply being around greenery has a calming effect that helps people relax and will even deter crimes and acts of violence. Researchers have found that in densely populated areas such as inner city public … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week! Top Plants in 2017

Just like 2017 is the year of the rooster in the Chinese calendar, 2017 also has a designated bulb, perennial, annual and edible. While a national designation, these “2017 Year of” plants offer noteworthy advantages for Colorado gardeners. Read on … Continue reading

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2016 Face of Landscape Architecture & Construction – 5280 Home

For 24 years, Designscapes Colorado has been Denver’s face of landscape architecture and construction integrating landscape design, construction and maintenance. Designscapes Colorado creates environments that capture the imagination, shaping a beautiful outdoor sanctuary perfect for the outdoor Colorado lifestyle. Owner … Continue reading

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Christmas Blessing – Spiritual Landcapes

  Christmas is here and it is time to give thanks for all the absolution we received in the year 2016.  Never forgetting the essence of the holidays and always giving back to those in need; that is the spirit … Continue reading

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Landscaping Industry – Growing & Growing & Growing …

Business is blooming for the landscape industry! Being a professional in the landscape industry gives you the ability to touch lives in many profound ways. You take a leadership role in creating the world we live in by designing and … Continue reading

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Rural Landscape Planning – Taking a Proactive Approach

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

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The Green Industries of Colorado and Supportive Legislation Needs Your Help

The Green Industries of Colorado is an alliance of seven trade associates representing all facets of horticulture and landscape industries. GreenCo members are committed to water conservation and industry-wide best management practices as being the ideal way of doing business.  The … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week! Perennials That Are More Than Pretty

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

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

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

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