Design

Tip of the Week! Give Thirsty Pollinators a Drink Without Drowning Them

June 30, 2016
One of the problems that traditional bird baths and outdoor water features have is that bees and other small pollinators try to perch on the sides, and lose their balance. Often their perch...

Green Roofs – Trending in the New Millennium

June 24, 2016
              Green Roofs also known as “euro roofs” have been seen gracing industrial buildings dating back as far as 1935.   It...

Tip of the Week! Cooling Down a Heat Wave

June 21, 2016
When temps hit the ’90s, lawns start to stress. That is because most of our Colorado lawns are bluegrass, a cool season grass which doesn’t much care for heat waves. When we...

Is Your Landscaping Tax Deductible?

June 10, 2016
                              Tax time is generally everyone’s favorite time of the year!...

Tip of the Week! Coming Soon Rain Barrels in Your Garden

May 31, 2016
Rain barrels will soon be legal in Colorado thanks to a bill Governor Hickenlooper signed earlier this month. Following are the 5 W’s about rain barrels and a little more:...

Tip of the Week! Sometimes it’s OK to Break the Rules

May 26, 2016
We’ve pined away all winter long to see green grass and smell the petunias – and our moment is finally here. We passed the date of last frost a few days ago and now we can get...

Tip of the Week! Be Inspired by Small Spaces

May 17, 2016
Rock and miniature gardening has become extremely popular and there are  new, fresh ideas worth trying – even if your growing area is a small one. For our high altitude...

Native and Non-Native Plantings

May 13, 2016
The difference between a native plant and non-native plant is quite simple yet imperative to any given environment. Native Plants  Found in “communities of growth” meaning...

Getting to Know Designscapes

May 02, 2016
  Designscapes Colorado, Inc. was incorporated in 1992 and owned by Phil Steinhauer — and today is regionally recognized as a premiere design, construction, and maintenance firm...

Make Room for Our State Flower

April 29, 2016
As the hiking season gets underway, we’ll stroll past Columbine growing entirely on their own in the high country without support from any humans. It’s a miracle of nature...

What are the Benefits of Hiring a Professional Landscape Design Company?

April 26, 2016
    Landscaping is a unique balance of enhancing the natural features outside your home to create an environment that is both attractive and functional.   Trying...

Bright Ideas with Outdoor Lighting

April 01, 2016
You’ve trimmed and pruned all your plantings, aerated your lawn, installed all the new age landscape features known to man and now what??  You’ve worked diligently to cultivate and...