Residential

Get your Herb Garden Going

August 14, 2014
Almost nothing can compare to a fresh summer meal with freshly picked herbs from the garden topping it. Fresh homegrown herbs are a great way to increase the taste of your food. Not only are...

With Kids/Pets, Deal with Mushrooms

August 11, 2014
Have you found mushrooms popping up in the lawn or other areas in your yard? If so, you may be wondering what, if anything you should do with them.  If you have children or pets,...

We Want Your Feedback

August 07, 2014
  Phil & Betha give Channel 7 viewers gift ideas Here at Colorado Designscapes we are committed to helping you achieve the home, lawn, and garden of your dreams. Our blog is...

There’s a Snake in My… Garden

August 07, 2014
Summer is a time of enjoyment and exploration for everyone, including snakes. Many people start spotting snakes in and around their garden during the late summer months as the fall months...

Pet-Friendly Tips for Water Features

August 01, 2014
Many people think it wouldn’t be wise to put man’s best friend in the same back yard with a water feature.  Dogs being dogs, after all, there could be some damage. Yet, it is...

Water Conservation in Colorado

August 01, 2014
Colorado is considered to be a dry and arid climate, despite the increase in rainfall that the Denver area has been experiencing. Water is considered a limited resource in Colorado....

Tips for Dealing with Blight

July 31, 2014
The heat combined with higher humidity this year is leading to blight – a fungus problem.  It is most common on tomatoes, but can also impact peppers and eggplant.  It shows up...

Is Your Garden getting too Much Water?

July 31, 2014
Many areas across Colorado have recently been experiencing an increase in rainfall. Rainy days are great for conserving water depending upon how much rainfall your area receives. Your lawn,...

Why are There so Many Spiders?

July 31, 2014
The middle to end of July marks the beginning of monsoon weather in Colorado. This year, the El Nino cycle will force moisture from coastal regions up over the mountains creating massive...

What to Look for When Shopping for Annuals

July 31, 2014
Annuals can provide beautiful color and vibrancy to your lawn or garden. However, many people do not know what exactly to look for besides the color of the annual when shopping at a garden...

DIY Composting

July 22, 2014
Colorado’s poor soil conditions can make gardening a challenging task. One of the best ways any gardener can improve their garden’s soil conditions is to add organic matter to the...

Yard Safety Tips: For You and Your Pets

July 18, 2014
We think of our yards as the safe haven:  It’s where the dog romps and the kids can run barefoot in the sheer delight of summer.  This safe haven for your family could potentially...