Category Archives: Maintenance

Denver Watering Rules: Are You Following Them?

With the crazy Colorado weather starting to show just a little bit of consistency in warm sunny days, one thing is for certain: your landscape needs to be irrigated. One thing that you may not be familiar with is that … 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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Tip of the Week: 5 Ways to Love Your Landscape this Weekend

With the snowfall behind us and nice weather ahead, the weekend offers a great time to launch the landscape season in your yard. Everything you do now will bring a great ROI for your efforts the rest of the growing … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: The Grass is Always Greener

Have you ever wondered how your neighbor got his lawn so green this season? Have you wondered why golf courses in Cherry Hills, Greenwood Village, and Evergreen have such a lush color? Or why does the park down the street … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week! What Do Your Plants Need Now?

Here’s another Colorado conundrum: the snow pack is at 142% of average and reservoirs are at 106% of normal–but at least 52% of our state is experiencing some level of drought. Temps in February have been well above normal statewide–as … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week! Get Ready for the Growing Season

February isn’t exactly the growing season in Colorado, but the season is just around the corner. Here are three things you can do right now to get our soon-to-be growing season off to a great start.   #1 – Get … 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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