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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,...

A Letter From the ALCC President | October

October 01, 2021
As I write this letter and reflect on the past summer, since today is the first day of fall, I am proud of all the work our industry has done in keeping their teams safe and adapting their...

How to mulch leaves | Tip of the Week

October 01, 2021
Forget the dreaded feeling of dragging out the rake and trash bags to clock in some hours to get rid of those crunchy fallen leaves. What if we told you that the leaves will improve your...

Why you need landscape lighting | Tip of the Week

September 24, 2021
Imagine yourself relaxing on the terrace with a mug of tea or apple cider as you enjoy the cooler nights of autumn in Colorado. But fumbling in the dark with a mug of hot liquid is not a...

How to get your lawn ready for fall | Tip of the Week

September 17, 2021
It's a good time to put in some work to help your landscape stay healthy as it heads into dormancy for the winter. It's still warm, but autumn begins next week and we look forward to...

How to plant a fall container garden | Tip of the Week

September 10, 2021
Last week we talked about planting now for next spring. If you want some seasonal color now, try a fall-themed container garden. You can make your own decorative creation with traditional...

How to plant plants in Late Summer and Fall | Tip of the Week

September 03, 2021
The hottest days of summer are over, and things should be cooling down soon. It's a good time to add plants to our landscapes. Since irrigation systems will still be running for a couple...

A Letter from the ALCC President | September

September 01, 2021
For the green industry, autumn represents an ideal time to reconnect with peers, with employees and with the housekeeping tasks that we've delayed as we focused on our clients. As we head...

How to Create A Pet Friendly Yard | Tip of the Week

August 26, 2021
It’s August 26 when dog lovers celebrate National Dog Day! While we’re feeling the love for man’s best friend, we should also make sure our landscapes love our pets so...

What you need to know about fall planting | Tip of the Week

August 20, 2021
Want your harvest to continue into the fall? Start some leafy greens, herbs, broccoli and root crops now. These plants aren't made for the long and intensely hot days of summer....

Heat Safety tips for veggies and gardeners | Tip of the Week

August 13, 2021
Record breaking high temperatures aren't the best conditions for growing vegetables. The heat, and smoke from wildfires, aren't good for the gardener, either. Take care of your garden...