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2022 Plants of the year | Tip of the Week

December 31, 2021
Each year, the National Garden Bureau (NGB) chooses its plants of the year in several categories: annuals, perennials, bulbs, shrubs, and edible plants. This year they also added a...

Gift ideas for the plant lover | Tip of the Week

December 10, 2021
This Sunday is National Poinsettia Day. Poinsettias are a great gift for this time of year. While they are not edible and could cause mild illness, they aren't poisonous to kids or pets....

How to decorate your pots and planters for the holidays | Tip of the Week

December 03, 2021
If you've got some big planters in your landscape, they don't have to stay empty and boring this winter. The rest of your landscape might be dormant, but your containers can add a pop...

A Letter From the ALCC President | December

December 01, 2021
Please allow me to take this time during the holiday season to offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone who is working on behalf of our association and industry. You play an important...

The benefits of an outdoor living space| Tip of the Week

November 26, 2021
Over the last couple of years, many of us have spent more time than ever in our yards. When you were giving thanks yesterday, we hope that you spent a moment appreciating all that your...

Why you need to wrap young trees | Tip of the Week

November 05, 2021
Were you one of the many people who planted new trees during the pandemic? If you've got a young tree with thin bark, you should consider wrapping it for the winter. In this blog post we...

A Letter From the ALCC President | November

November 01, 2021
Last month the leadership and future leadership of our industry came together for our annual Fall Forum in Golden, Colorado. Although our group was smaller, we had a very productive day that...

Tips on planting spring bulbs | Tip of the Week

October 29, 2021
If you haven't planted bulbs yet for next spring, there may still be time. Planting now gives them time to develop roots before the ground freezes. It's an easy project as long as you...

How to prepare for frost in Colorado | Tip of the Week

October 22, 2021
Its been warm this week, but along the Front Range another frost like we had last week could come with little notice at any time. If you haven't yet winterized your sprinkler system, do...

Preparing your trees for winter | Tip of the Week

October 15, 2021
It takes a little effort to help your landscape ease into the fall and winter. Hopefully you've already winterized your irrigation system or schedule your sprinkler blowout. If not, take...

How to Compost now for spring | Tip of the Week things you need to know about composting

October 08, 2021
If you took a cue from last week's tip and mulched your leaves, you might have some extra leaf mulch in your yard. Or maybe you cleaned up your garden and have some plant material left...

10 more members added to Designscapes Colorado's "STEP UP" Program

October 04, 2021
Photo The recipients of the 2021 "STEP UP" Program pictured from left to right: (Top row) David Lopez Cerda, Jorge Gutierrez Sanchez, Hector Flores Pina, Fabian Vargas Leon,...