Category Archives: Green Landscape

Tip of the Week: Want More Drama in Your Yard?

Perennials never go out of style They show up in sensational shapes-from spikes and mounds to petals delicate and demur. Perennials offer ever-changing colors and textures. Some live in the sun, others like the shade. Consequently, many people are relying … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Help Veggies Beat the Heat

These past weeks have had scorching temperatures – and there will be more hot days ahead. Each successive heat wave threatens the health of our veggies. It’s up to us as plant-loving gardeners to help our veggies beat the heat. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Hiring the Right Landscape Company

The Choices Just a quick google search will show you the countless options of landscape designers that work in our local area. But aren’t they all really the same? What makes companies different? Which Colorado landscape designer is the best … Continue reading

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The Journey of a Plant: Where did those Beautiful Flowers Come From?

  Designscapes Colorado is fortunate enough to have a plant acquisition expert who knows a thing or two about getting you the right kind of annuals. Armed with years of experience, and the ability to find just about any plant … Continue reading

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Crazy Colorado Weather: Taking Care of 6,000 Flowers

Here at Designscapes Colorado, we know that the crazy Colorado weather can change at just a moments notice. We have seen exactly that this week, but after being in business for 25 years, we know to expect the unexpected. Thankfully … Continue reading

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Read Soup Can Labels?

If you count carbs, fat, sodium content or total calories, you’ve read the label on everything you bring home from the grocery store. Are you equally as diligent when it comes to labels on lawn and landscape products? They line … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Undo Post Storm Plant Damage

Late spring snows, that occur after plants have sent up flowers or leafed out, generally leave damage or destruction in their wake. Heavy snows that cling to leaves and weigh down branches cause limbs to break, push tulips to the … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Plant When Conditions are Right

The bare root plants starting to show up now in warehouse and some hardware stores are common perennials we grow in Colorado – such as Echinacea, daisies, liatris and daylilies. Unfortunately for all of us who want to get outdoors … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Too much of a good thing is usually bad and it’s no different with trees. The outbreak of Emerald Ash Borer in Boulder in 2013 and detection last summer in nearby Longmont makes the point.  Already, this … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Rabbits are more Foe than Friend

That little bunny sitting out in your yard with the cute cotton tail and twitching nose could be a dangerous foe if he and his kids and cousins like the buffet served up in your landscape. Got clover? They love … Continue reading

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