Category Archives: Trees

Tip of the Week: Are Your Trees Ready for Winter?

We often take trees for granted. We forget they are the most expensive part of our landscapes. And if we’re not caring for them properly, we’re not protecting our long-term investment. Many mature trees are worth thousands of dollars. As … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: How’s your Ash?

Tiny insect threatens countless Colorado trees A strange pest has killed billions of dollars of ash trees in 30 states and 2 Canadian provinces. Since 2013 with its detection in Boulder, Colorado’s trees are now on the hit list. If … 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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A Deal too Good to be True: Watch Out for the Word “Free”

Everyone loves a good deal, but the well known adage often holds some truth to it. “If it looks to be too good to be true, it probably is.” Right now, landscaping season is going into full swing. As the … 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! 2017 Color of the Year

It’s “Greenery”–a yellow–green hue that links with the concept of “environment”–Color of the Year for 2017 named by the Pantone Color Institute. According to Pantone, Greenery is nature’s neutral that will remind us of those first, fresh days of spring. … 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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Tip of the Week! Think Spring…Even If It’s 5 Below Zero

We may be knee deep in snow, but it’s a New Year and not too soon to think about what’s just a few months ahead in the growing season. This deep freeze reminds us there are things we need to … Continue reading

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Christmas Blessing – Spiritual Landcapes

  Christmas is here and it is time to give thanks for all the absolution we received in the year 2016. ┬áNever forgetting the essence of the holidays and always giving back to those in need; that is the spirit … Continue reading

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Tip of The Week! 3 Holiday Decor Hacks

Going crazy if you haven’t yet hung all the holiday lights and decked the halls with boughs of greens? Then here are 3 simple hacks to bring some sanity back to your holiday hustle and bustle. #1 – Remember that … Continue reading

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