Category Archives: Design

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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All About the Curb Appeal

The Denver Business Journal highlighted Designscapes Colorado Owner Philip Steinhauer in their 2016 June Luxury Homes edition. This article covered the ever changing world of landscape architecture and the evolution of outdoor spaces as it relates to modern demands. Check out … Continue reading

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Shape and Prune for Winter Protection

When we’re still hovering around the 90-degree range, it’s hard to think about the chilly days of winter when snow and winds ravage our plants. But now is the time to get plants in shape before the storms of winter. … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week! Time to Prune Tomatoes

Zucchini and peas are pick-able in our gardens now. But otherwise, we’re in the summer stall – waiting for the majority of our plants to ripen for the harvest. Besides watering and weeding, there are a few things we can … 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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Urban Landscape Technology – A Glimpse into Tomorrow

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

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

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

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

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

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