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Japanese Beetles – The New Plant Invader

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

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Green Roofs – Trending in the New Millennium

              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

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Tip of the Week! Cooling Down a Heat Wave

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

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Is Your Landscaping Tax Deductible?

                              Tax time is generally everyone’s favorite time of the year!  Running down the checklist; acquiring W-2s, various 1099 forms, income from state and local income … Continue reading

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June – Great Outdoors Month 2016

The State and National Park of our country represent our natural heritage. Great Outdoors Month takes place from May to July and is an event filled with fun and exciting outdoor activities for the entire family. Last year more than … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week! Coming Soon Rain Barrels in Your Garden

Rain barrels will soon be legal in Colorado thanks to a bill Governor Hickenlooper signed earlier this month. Following are the 5 W’s about rain barrels and a little more: What is a rain barrel? The law defines “rain barrel” … Continue reading

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Andrew Skurman – Contemporary Classical Lecture

  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

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Getting to Know Designscapes

  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

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Resident Hawk – Welcoming Mr. & Mrs. Swany

  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

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What are the Benefits of Hiring a Professional Landscape Design Company?

    Landscaping is a unique balance of enhancing the natural features outside your home to create an environment that is both attractive and functional.   Trying to self-create these features can generate a multitude of pitfalls you initially might … Continue reading

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