Designscapes News

When Will it Freeze?

October 07, 2015
Protect your sprinkler system from an early freeze. We’ve enjoyed a record-breaking warm September throughout much of Colorado and even though it’s October, we’re...

Use hardy ice plants to bring low-growing color

June 03, 2015
Colorado is fortunate to have a wide assortment of plants introduced by Denver Botanic Gardens’ Senior Curator, Panayoti Kelaidis. Among his finds are  South African ice plants...

Dealing with rain

May 27, 2015
Because of extended rains, most planting beds are full of mud, muk and yuk.  Even if you are willing to take a shovel to these super-saturated soils, is it worth the effort? The short...

Great Gift Ideas

May 17, 2015
 #1 – Grafted tomatoes While they have been available for a couple of years, gardeners are just becoming aware of these tomatoes. Their benefits are that they are more vigorous,...

Giving Your Lawn Tough Love?

April 24, 2015
In the spring, don’t spoil your lawn In the spring, don’t spoil your lawn. Kids who are spoiled keep asking for more. And turf grass that is spoiled by over-watering will also...

Reducing Landfill Waste

March 30, 2015
Reducing landfill waste This year, the Scott paper company introduced its no-tube toilet paper product. The full-page ads that launched this product announced that each year 17 billion TP...

Who Grows Your Garden?

March 17, 2015
Did you know that 98 percent of kids who grow their own vegetables will actually eat them? That means kids will want to eat peas, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli and maybe even spinach! This is...

Got Seeds?

March 03, 2015
Spring planting is just around the corner, so now is the time to sort out the old seeds and order new ones. Popular varieties can sell out, so the early bird will catch the best seeds....

Keeping Rain In Your Yard

February 23, 2015
How to save some rain. One approach to cutting water use is to collect rain that runs off the roof into a rain barrel. Residents in dry areas around the country collect rain to water their...

Help Plants Survive the Snow

February 23, 2015
The heavy snowfall predicted this weekend is a reminder that we’re heading into the season of heavy spring snows when plants may need extra TLC from their human caretakers. Deep...

Are Your Plants Dry? Probably.

February 06, 2015
This weekend marks the midpoint between two weeks of almost spring-like weather throughout much of Colorado. This weekend could also be a critical time to water plants as warm temps and...

What’s Alive Under Your Feet? Soil Matters.

February 06, 2015
The two most critical elements to sustaining life as we know it are water and soil. But when it comes to which one gets the spotlight, water always seems to win. It keeps the upper hand if...