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Frost on The Pumpkin – End of A Season

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

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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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Tip of The Week! What Your Yard Needs This Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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2016 Top Ten Design Trends for Residential Landscape

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

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

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

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Cherry Hills Land Preservation Barn Party & Farmers Market Tours

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

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

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

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Tip of the Week! 6 Hardy Trees for Small Spaces

With Saturday, September 10 being National Planting Day, this weekend could be a good time to shop for hardy trees that can spiff up your landscape. Plant Select® has 3 small deciduous trees suitable for tough sites plus 3 conifers … Continue reading

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