Colorado Landscape Design Blog

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

August 14th, 2017

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

Designscapes Colorado Gives Back

August 8th, 2017

Designscapes Colorado, as part of our 25th anniversary celebration, has partnered with Clayton Early Learning to bring a community garden to those who otherwise would not have access to fresh produce. Our team truly believes in giving back to the … Continue reading

Colorado Faces Construction Worker Shortage: Landscape Companies are Feeling the Impact

August 2nd, 2017

Colorado, specifically the Denver area, is facing a huge shortage of construction workers, and the green industry is feeling the impact. With more cranes in the sky than most major cities, we are expanding rapidly, and everyone is building. With … Continue reading

Tip of the Week: Fight Crime with Daisies

July 26th, 2017

Whether we recognize it or not, simply being around greenery has a calming effect that helps people relax and will even deter crimes and acts of violence. Researchers have found that in densely populated areas such as inner city public … Continue reading

Tip of the Week: Tired of the Weeds?

July 17th, 2017

Get after the weeds! It seems everywhere we look in our yards, there’s another weed sprouting up – and most of us would rather NOT spend our time down on our hands and knees pulling them! Here are tips to … Continue reading

Tip of the Week: Are Your Containers Losing Their Luster?

July 12th, 2017

Mid-season fix-ups for flowers on the fritz  By early July, it’s common to have patio containers that are a mix of thriving flowers and foliage and some stragglers that are less than lush. Maybe you were on a trip or … Continue reading

Tip of the Week: Help Veggies Beat the Heat

July 8th, 2017

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

The Importance of Hiring the Right Landscape Company

July 6th, 2017

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

Tip of the Week: How’s your Ash?

June 29th, 2017

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

Tip of the Week: Want More Butterflies?

June 20th, 2017

Welcome pollinators with your plants Through ongoing development, Colorado lost the equivalent of one football field of open space every 2 ½ minutes during a recent decade, per researchers at Colorado State University. Natural habitat being lost for many types … Continue reading